- Venue: Kenya International Conference Centre
- Date: Wednesday 30th November 2011
- Starts: 9:00am
- Ends: 5:30pm
AfriHealth 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.
It will again be the meeting point for all healthcare managers and professionals engaged in the African healthcare sector to share ideas, showcase developments, and develop action plans to speed up improvements in the industry.
The Theme of the Conference
The theme for AfriHealth 2011 questions the extent of current research and development using ICT technology and the amount of effort being made to progress ICT developments in the African Healthcare arena. We believe that we can do much more than is presently being done for Healthcare.
The Conference, in its fourth year, will be the meeting point for all healthcare participants to share ideas, showcase developments, and develop action plans to speed up improvements in the industry.
Objective of the conference:
The objective is to use IT to establish health care information systems cutting across primary, secondary and tertiary health care systems. AfriHealth also calls for the deployment of IT for the development of drug information and records, for the study and control of epidemics, for research and dissemination of information, for distance learning in the medical profession, and to reduce costs and improve productivity.
The use of Cellular Telephone technology has remarkable potential in the development of the Healthcare Industry in Africa. The conference is the ideal opportunity to share developments and to explore opportunities.
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