The DVD was shown during face-to-face training which was conducted at all levels (national, provincial, district and health facility level) in December 2010 and January 2011. The trainers/facilitators were available during the training sessions to respond to any questions that the trainees raised regarding the content of the DVD.
It was the first time that a DVD was used during the training programme on new vaccine introduction inKenya. Therefore, it was important to receive feedback on the use and usefulness of the DVD, from both the facilitators and the trainees, and whether the content of the DVD was appropriate, well packaged, and relevant in order to make recommendations on areas for improvement.
The evaluation included both quantitative (structured questionnaire) and qualitative (key informant interviews and focus group discussions) methods. The target group for the evaluation were healthcare workers who had previously attended training on the introduction of PCV10 vaccine including the training DVD. Key informant interviews were held with the Director of Public Health and with health management teams at different levels of healthcare (national, provincial and district levels). The evaluation was conducted in 8 counties across Kenya.
Participants suggested to distribute the DVD to every health facility, so that every healthcare worker can benefit of the training. This, however, requires that reliable power supply and a functional DVD player and TV are available in all health facilities. Participants also recommended to use both English and Kiswahili in the narrations.
In conclusion, the healthcare workers found the DVD very useful and recommended that the DVD be used as part of the face-to-face training.