Updated on June 27, 2024


Created on August 31, 2021

COVID-19 Tele-Education Series


An educational tele-series that provides information on best practices for COVID-19 treatment. Courtesy of WHO Compendium 2021

Content Partners


Product Description

The COVID-19 Tele-Education Series provides COVID-19 programming on clinical best practices, oxygen therapy, and health technology management.

The programming uses the Project ECHO model, an educational platform that uses videoconferencing (e.g. Zoom) to connect experts worldwide to clinicians and health-care workers at health facilities seeking additional training.

This product was selected for inclusion in WHO’s 2021 Compendium of Innovative Health Technologies for Low‐Resource Settings.

Target SDGs

SDG 3: Good Health and Well-Being

SDG 4: Quality Education

Target Users (Target Impact Group)


Distributors / Implementing Organizations

Assist International

Competitive Landscape

Direct competitors include ClickMedix.

Manufacturing/Building Method


Intellectural Property Type


User Provision Model

Assist International and partner institution websites; Youtube.

Distributions to Date Status

Between 101 - 1,000, as of 2020.

Telecommunication service required

Mobile telecommunication network

Level of connection service needed

Internet connection

Additional features required


Device(s) required

Smartphone, tablet, or laptop

Permanent network connectivity required (Y/N)

Joining live sessions requires permanent network connectivity. Training videos can also be downloaded and viewed offline.

Two way communication (Y/N)

Yes (for live sessions)

Usage rate (%)


Literacy support (Y/N)


Languages available

Lessons are translated in French, Swahili, Amharic, Khmer, Vietnamese; and soon to be in Spanish and Portuguese. If using Zoom, sessions can be translated live.

Operating system and version

Any operating system capable of running video telecommunications software

Power requirements

Occasional battery/power supply required to charge device

eHealth application

Education and training

Design Specifications

To participate in the tele-education series, participants can register online to receive participation details. The live sessions comprise of: (i) A didactic lecture or video presentation from the lead academic partner; (ii) Demonstration videos and/or content quizzes; (iii) Live Q & A period. These sessions are interpreted live, and all recording/materials are shared afterward with participants and posted on the Assist International website, their academic partners’ websites, and YouTube. Participants can also access AI's networking groups via Whatsapp and/or Telegram to ask follow-up questions, share ideas, and crowdsource solutions.

Product Schematics

Technical Support

Provided by designer

Replacement Components




Manufacturer Specified Performance Parameters

Manufacturer specified performance targets include: ease of participation, scalable, tele-education program specific to oxygen therapy technology maintenance.

Vetted Performance Status



No known safety hazards are related to this product

Complementary Technical Systems

Zoom or similar teleconferencing software

Academic Research and References

Hadler, R. A., Chawla, S., Stewart, B. T., McCunn, M. C., & Kushner, A. L., 2016, Anesthesia care capacity at health facilities in 22 low-and middle-income countries, World Journal of Surgery, 40(5), pp. 1025-1033.

Assist International. (2021, February 26). Tele-Education Program. Assist International. https://assistinternational.org/tele-education/

Assist International. (2020, May 26). Assist International: Together we can inspire change and impact the world. Assist International. https://assistinternational.org/

Goal 3. (n.d.). Sdgs.Un.Org. Retrieved June 27, 2024, from https://sdgs.un.org/goals/goal3

Assist International. (n.d.). Youtube. Retrieved June 27, 2024, from https://www.youtube.com/channel/UChgklz81yR7dLKuvP5wDzUg

Compliance with regulations


Evaluation methods

Pilot testing

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