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The BioAfrica.Net website and Tulio de Oliveira research team are based at the Africa Centre for Health and Population Studies, the Nelson R. Mandela School of Medicine, University of KwaZulu-Natal with some of its bioinformatics servers hosted at the South African Medical Research Council. Read More »

East African Community 'Open Health' Project to Boost Maternal & Child Health

Lusekelo Philemon | | June 8, 2012

The East African Community is expected to launch before the end of this year, a special project named 'Open Health Initiative' geared to boost maternal and child health in the region. Read More »

From Smart Phones to Smart Farming: Indigenous Knowledge Sharing in Tanzania

Eugenio Tisselli | National Geographic | November 30, 2011

Many people believe communications technology helps the developing world by allowing people to link up with the ‘West’ and be given information and knowledge. It is often people in the developing world with the knowledge, and what technology can instead do is help them unlock that knowledge and share it with one another... Read More »

GlobalHealthTalk Video Channel

Peter Groen | Open Health News | January 12, 2012

GlobalHealthTalk is a video channel on YouTube set up by IntraHealth International containing many informative videos on open source and health care. IntraHealth International has served the public health needs of developing countries for 30 years. IntraHealth helps to put the latest advances in open source information technology into the hands of Africans to solve the most critical public health issues of our day. Read More »

iHRIS 'open source' software suite continues global growth

iHRIS is a suite of web-based open source software designed to provide healthcare sector leadership with information needed to better plan, manage, and track the health workforce.  It is designed primarily for use by ministries of health, professional health councils, and other organizations in low-resource countries.  It is one of a growing number of 'Open Health' software solutions designed to meet the healthcare needs of governments around the world. Read More »

iHRIS Data Used For Public Registration Website in Uganda

Carol Bales | The HRIS Strengthening Blog | May 19, 2011

The Uganda Medical and Dental Practitioners Council recently launched a registration website that makes it easy for employers and managers of health professionals and the public to check on which medical officers are licensed to work in the country. Read More »

Kenya Open Data

The Kenya Open Data web site makes public government data accessible to the people of Kenya. High quality national census data, government expenditure, parliamentary proceedings and public service locations are just some of what is already online. Read More »

Latest news on the 'open source' Integrated Human Resource Information System (iHRIS)

There was a lot of activity over this past week with regards to iHRISthe Integrated Human Resource Information System. For example, the 1st Annual iHRIS Academy, organized by Dr. Juma Lungo, was hosted at the University of Dar es Salaam in Tanzania on August 12-16, 2013. Read More »

Open Access Africa Wrap-up

Rebecca Fairburn | BioMed Central Blog | November 19, 2012

Last week was a significant time for open access in Africa. BioMed Central’s third Open Access Africa conference at the University of Cape Town (UCT) was so rich in content that it is hard to do it justice in a blog.

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Open Source EMR Alternatives for Kenya

MediGrail implemented the OpenEMR system in a rural government hospital in Kenya in January this year. They went live on 13 April 2012. Since then, the system has handled 30,162 patient encounters. Unfortunately, this successful system implementation event seems to have gone largely unnoticed by the Kenyan government. Read More »

Open source is a desirable option for schools in South Africa

Andrew Craucamp | MyBroadband Tech News | April 7, 2012

High school curriculums in South Africa often require training in the use of proprietary software when high quality, open source alternatives exist. Read More »

OpenEMR recommended for use in Kenya

HealthIT Kenya | PR Log | December 17, 2012

In a presentation entitled, “Moving to EMR; it’s not a matter of IF”, 'HealthIT Kenya', an innovative provider of Healthcare Information Technology (HealthIT) solutions in the African region, presented OpenEMR to members of the Kenya Medical Association during the association’s end-of-year symposium held on 9th December, 2012 in Mombasa Kenya. Read More »

Uganda: Embrace Open Data for Development

Bernard Sabiti | allAfrica | August 24, 2012

...this entire problem could be avoided if all the stakeholders involved embraced open data, a new phenomenon that is increasingly becoming the new normal in development. Open data, or open development, as some are calling it, in a more comprehensive sense, is where organisations are using Information technologies to provide and share information using simple computer applications.

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United Arab Emirates (UAE) - Daman national health insurance company adopts RedHat

Press Release | Al Bawaba Business | October 4, 2012

Red Hat, the leading provider of open source solutions, today announced that Daman, the United Arab Emirates’ (UAE’s) first specialized national health insurance company, has significantly reduced operational costs, improved stability and reliability and simplified management of its enterprise content management application by migrating to Red Hat Enterprise Linux operating platform. Read More »

Ushahidi Blog - August 2013

Angela Odour | Ushahidi Blog | August 27, 2013

[Selected excerpts from the Ushahidi Blog]  According to Jean Brice, "We will start to use the Ushahidi platform for the upcoming Elections in Cameroon. Read More »