We are engaged in a four-year project (2019-2023) to develop and evaluate Informed Health Choices (IHC) learning resources for secondary school students in Kenya, Rwanda and Uganda, collaborating closely with stakeholders in those countries. This work builds directly on what we learned from development and evaluation of our primary school resources. Our aim is to create flexible, digital resources that help young people make informed personal health choices and contribute to informed debate about health policies, and that can be adapted for use in other contexts.
The work will be carried out in two main stages – development and evaluation. As we complete protocols and the research articles for these stages, we will make them available below.
Protocols for resource development
- Human-centred design of learning resources
- Prioritisation and sequencing of IHC Key Concepts
- Context analysis (generic protocol)
- Stakeholder engagement evaluation
- Overview of systematic reviews of teaching strategies
Protocols for resource evaluation
- Outcome measures review/validation/development
- Randomised trial in Kenya
- Randomised trial in Rwanda
- Randomised trial in Uganda
- Prospective meta-analysis of the three trials
- Process evaluation (Rwanda)
- Process evaluation (Kenya)
Core project partners
Norway: Centre for Informed Health Choices, Norwegian Institute of Public Health
Kenya: Tropical Institute of Community Health and Development (TICH)
Rwanda: University of Rwanda
Uganda: Makerere University, College of Health Sciences
Chile: Epistemonikos Foundation, Santiago
Additionally, an international network of 55 advisors from 17 countries with expertise in education, ICT, design, related research and methodology, as well as people from the IHC network, will provide guidance.
The project is funded by the Research Council of Norway’s Programme for Global Health and Vaccination Research: Enabling sustainable public engagement in improving health and health equity.
Project application (10-pages, English)
Contact us if you would like more information.