was first held in 2007 to bring together researchers, medical practitioners and ICT personnel to share information on the developments in the use of ICT to improve healthcare in Africa. We have in the past addressed the use of ICT to improve patient safety and enhance healthcare delivery in Africa.
AfriHealth 2011 will focus on current research, development and implementation of ICT technology and resources in the African Healthcare arena. A key objective of the conference, now in its fourth year, will be to share knowledge and experience from practical mobilization of ICT-based healthcare systems and projects, to showcase best practice through practical case studies and highlight potential for scaling up success stories at national and regional levels (more info: http://aitecafrica.com/event/view/74
In this year edition, Dr. Nurhizam Safie
, from the United Nations University, International Institute of Global Health (UNU-IIGH), Faculty of Medicine, National University of Malaysia will give a workshop about Open Source Healthcare Information Systems
and will talk about their experience with GNU Health
and why it was chosen by the United Nations University.
At AfriHealth will also participate Dr Christoph Larsen, synaLinQ, Vietnam & Kenya (a very active member of the GNU Health community). He will be giving a speech on Addressing the fragile environment of e-health in resource-limited settings.