An Innovative e-Learning Approach for Health

E-learning lab. Photo by WHO Viet Nam


This project developed electronic training modules to enhance the capacities of medical students and health professionals to provide health-care services in the northern coastal region of Viet Nam. These e-modules and platform improved the coverage and quality of services in the underserviced regions, with priorities on learning related to noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) and marine medicine. The project also established facilities at five remote sites for greater outreach and connectivity.

Key results


  • An effective e-learning programme enabled the design, development, delivery and testing of pilot e-learning modules on NCDs in Hai Phong University of Medicine and Pharmacy and in 4 districts in the northern coastal region of Viet Nam.
  • 213 health workers and 660 students trained using the modules to treat NCDs. 
  • The e-learning platform, successful in reaching health-care workers in remote medical settings, is now being used to train frontline workers for COVID-19. 

Key features


Medical students and health professionals


Ministry of Health, Hai Phong University of Medicine and Pharmacy, World Health Organization (WHO) Viet Nam




June 2015–December 2018

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