TCI University is Now Available as a Mobile App for Android and iOS Devices

by Marla Shaivitz | Nov. 7, 2018

The Challenge Initiative is pleased to announce the launch of its TCI University (TCI-U) mobile app for both iOS and Android devices. The Initiative is led by the Bill & Melinda Gates Institute for Population and Reproductive Health in the Department of Population, Family and Reproductive Health at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. TCI-U is its key mechanism for scaling up high-impact, evidence-based approaches to improve urban reproductive health outcomes for women and girls living in poor communities.

The official launch event will take place on November 13, 2018, at the International Family Planning Conference in Kigali, Rwanda. The launch event will be held from 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm in the Royal Suite at the Radisson Blu Hotel. TCI-U is a dynamic learning environment that helps users to design and implement successful, evidence-based family planning and adolescent and youth sexual and reproductive health (AYSRH) programs for the urban poor. 

This digital resource contains practical how-to guidance and tools on implementing proven interventions along with access to an online community of practice, which supports knowledge exchange and sharing among country and regional practitioners. Through TCI-U, users gain first-hand access to the knowledge and practical experience of urban reproductive health experts and practitioners.

The new mobile app allows a user to learn at their own pace, while enjoying access to some of the most popular features of the desktop version, such as posting to the community of practice, taking assessments and earning badges/certificates. In addition, users will now receive notifications on their phone whenever a new resource or post has been made. Download the mobile app today and experience the mobile version of “business unusual”! Available for both iOS and Android operating systems.

Mobile App Features

A full set of courses and accompanying resource documents:

  • Global Toolkit for Designing Urban Reproductive Health Programs
  • Four regionally based toolkits (India, Nigeria, Francophone West Africa, East Africa)
  • Adolescent and youth sexual and reproductive health-focused toolkit

Notifications: Enable notifications on your mobile device for updates on news and new resources.

Community: Join a community of professionals working to improve family planning options in urban settings. Special interest groups are based on location (India, Nigeria, Francophone West Africa, East Africa), coaching and AYSRH, to name a few.

Badges/Certificates: Just like on the desktop version, registered users earn badges for their activity on the site and certificates for completing lessons.

Language Capabilities: Experience the app in English, Français, Kiswahili and Hindi.