Digital Health Literacy in Commonwealth Pacific Nations

The research ‘Digital Health Literacy in Commonwealth Pacific Nations’ had two aims:

  1. To provide a broad overview of current initiatives in digital literacy in the health sector focusing on Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Nauru, Kiribati, Tuvalu, Vanuatu, Samoa, and Tonga
  2. To identify possible gaps in or needs for capability building where the Commonwealth of Learning (COL) may be able to add value.

The research focused on the digital health literacy of community health workers – that is their ability to access, understand, compare, evaluate, apply, share, reproduce and enhance digital information on health so that individual and community health improves.

It consisted of four phases:

  1. Definition of scope and terms
  2. Literature review
  3. Interviews
  4. Analysis and report writing


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