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The impact of the IICD health projects

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Abstract: After a brief overview of how ICT can strengthen the health care sector, the monitoring and evalution results of IICD supported health projects in Burkina Faso, Mali, Tanzania, Uganda, and Zambia are reviewed, and the main lessons learned from these projects are summarized. Projects included: (1) support for ICT policy development for the health sector; (2) information and data management for continuing medical education; (3) district health management information systems; (4) development of a health management system; (5) integrated patients monitoring; (6) an integrated blood donor data base management system; (7) promoting continuous medical education among rural health workers by use of ICT; (8) web portal services; (9) modular strategic implementation of ICT in health care facilities; and (10) information and communication centres at nurses association offices.
Authors: Goorden, H.
Series Title: Thematic Brief
Country: Burkina Faso , Mali , Tanzania, United Republic of , Uganda , Zambia
Category: Practice
Keywords: information and communication technologies , health
Language: eng
Organization: IICD - International Institute for Communication and Development
PAGE: 10
Place: The Hague
Publisher: IICD
Year: 2008
Region: Africa South of Sahara , West Africa , East Africa , Southern Africa
Right: © 2008 IICD
Subject: Information, Knowledge and Communication
Title: The impact of the IICD health projects