• Countries (58)
  • Libya

    After declaring its independence from Italy in 1951, Libya – one of the world’s richest sources of oil  – has experienced much political and social hardship under totalitarian regimes.

    To add to this chaos, the Libya Telecom & Technology (LTT) shut-down the local Internet for more than five months as a means to suppress the rebel movement in 2011, as directed by Colonel Gaddafi’s Government. Libya is one of the top-performing countries in Africa in regard to the Human Development Indicators in Innovation and Technology, and many experts believe that with stabilisation of its political situation, and a renewed focus on its ICT infrastructure, it could be the African leader in ICT in years to come. Libya is developing ICT infrastructure to better connect universities, build distancelearning capabilities and provide access to academic research databases.

    Within the context of ICT, the Libyan Government is focusing on eGovernment, in particular through the ”e-Libya initiative”. Also involving eCommerce and eLearning, the government has a number of strategic objectives that aim to build a knowledge-based economy through ICT. Massive investments were made by the former Government into a nextgeneration national fibre optic backbone network, the expansion of DSL and WiMAX broadband services.

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  • Madagascar

    Madagascar has various eHealth service initiatives with a telecommunications act.  A few health professional associations exist in the country.

    The Malagasy Action Plan (MAP) 2007- 2012 promoted the expansion of ICT infrastructure. Recently, ICT centres have been created and training workshops held across the country. Madagascar is linked to the submarine fibre optic cable EASSy (East Africa Submarine System), and although Internet penetration is still low, mobile rates are at over 30% and increasing fast.

    Orange Madagascar’s Medical 315 service offers emergency medical intervention at home to the population of Antananarivo and surrounding cities.

    Madagascar is a member of Réseau en Afrique Francophone pour la Télémédecine (RAFT). Orange plans to provide 4G by 2018.

    The country has initiatives with IntraHealth, as posted on eHNA.

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  • Malawi

    Malawi is a multi-ethnic country with some eHealth initiatives in HIV/AIDS, surveillance and learning. The country has a telecommunications act that has no eHealth specific provisions or impact. Various health professional bodies exist in the country.

    Malawi has an app for HIV/AIDS. It has exceeded its planned connectivity targets.

    Réseau en Afrique Francophone pour la Télémédecine (RAFT).

    The International Institute for Communication’s (IICD) and  Africa eHealth Solutions’ (AeHS) AfyaPro Hospital Management Information System (HMIS) is used in the country. An eHNA post summarise its plans for a new business model.

    The country has initiatives with IntraHealth, as posted on eHNA.

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  • Mali

    Mali participates in a number of regional eHealth initiatives.

    ANTIM (the National Agency of Telehealth and Medical Informatics), the Authority of Mali institutionalized developing a comprehensive cyber health programme.  ANTIM intervenes in the resolution of problems as varied as the remote clinical treatment of patients by specialists through the Malian initiative Project for Access to Specialized Health Care (IMA3S), the reinforcement of the medical information system and the hospital information system through the use of ICT, the management of human resources, and continuous distance medical training. The Agency is also in charge of harmonizing and standardizing all the processes and procedures related to ICT-Health as well as the related materials and software.

    ANTIM brings Mali into the mHealth era through use of mobile technologies, to support or deliver health services through the several projects - Pesinet and Medic Mobile (in partnership with Mali Health Organizing Project).  These projects follow the health of children less than 5 years old by the use of the mobile telephone.

    ANTIM lists the following as their main areas of Focus: Intranet of Health, Health E- Governance; mHealth freely available, followed by hundreds of professionals who can interact directly with the teacher. Network of Medical Evacuation (Reev@san); Hospital information System; Platform of Management of Health Professional Orders of Mali and the Pan African Network eService Project.

    Orange Healthcare is contributing to the achievement of the Millennium objectives in terms of mother and child health via a mobile medical application for data transmission which was launched in partnership with the country’s National Agency of Telehealth and Medical Computing.

    Mali is a member of Réseau en Afrique Francophone pour la Télémédecine (RAFT). Orange plans to provide 4G in 2018.

    The country has initiatives with IntraHealth, as posted on eHNA.

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  • Mauritania

    Mauritania has a telecommunications act with no specific eHealth provisions or impact. A few eHealth service initiatives are available in the country with various professional health bodies also existent. 

    As a largely desert country, electricity supply is an issue slowing down ICT progress. Better access to international bandwidth, since the country connected the ACE fibre-optic cable, however, has helped to reduce costs. 

    Mauritania participates in the Réseau en Afrique Francophone pour la Télémédecine (RAFT) initiative.

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  • Mauritius

    Various  eHealth service initiatives are ongoing in the country. It has an information and communication technology act, data protection act, electronic transactions act as well as a computer misuse and cyber crimes act.

    The country was ranked nineteenth globally for its business climate in the 2012 World Bank ”Doing Business Report”. Democracy and standards of governance are also high.

    Mauritius ranked the highest in Africa for accessibility of digital content in the 2014 Global Information Technology Report. The country was the first in Africa to provide commercial 3G, in 2004, and then the next year became the first in the world to develop a nationwide WiMAX wireless broadband network. The nation also has 4G services available in some areas and plans to create more Wi-Fi access points and better eGovernment services.

    Numerous health professional bodies exist in the country.

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  • Morocco

    Morocco uses Sehatuk, an app for access to a large database for available drugs. IBM has a Watson initiative in the country.

    Dabadoc online service helps people find healthcare professionals in Morocco, Algeria and Tunisia and make appointments 24/7.An eHNA post has more.

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  • Mozambique

    Mozambique is a multi-ethnic country with various eHealth initiatives. The country has a telecommunications act, an electronic transactions act as well as a computer misuse and cyber-crimes act. A few health professional associations exist in the country.

    Significant changes in technology and policy are changing the eHealth environment in Mozambique, where an ambitious programme for the development of infrastructure for the national telecommunications network is being implemented.  Mozambique has implemented a clear national ICT policy. Various eHealth initiatives are underway and some Telemedicine initiatives are being implemented.  eGovernment strategies have been driven by the need to create an enabling environment for the health sector, amongst others.

    Mozambique uses MEDITECH's EHR. An eHNA post has more.

    Pathfinder International aims to go beyond health system interventions to navigate social determinants of health in communities using it’s mHealth experiences in Mozambique. An eHNA post has more details.

    It uses OpenMRS and OpenLMIS. GSMA reviewed its mHealth initiatve in 2015.

    The country has initiatives with IntraHealth, as posted on eHNA.

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  • Namibia

    Namibia has various eHealth service initiatives in the country. Numerous health professional bodies exist in the country.

    Access to Internet increased in 2011 when Namibia connected to the West Africa Cable System (WACS) fiber-optic submarine cable. Mobile penetration is showing significant growth with help from the introduction of 4G services.

    Its large-scale eHealth investment is Integrated Health Care Information Management System (IHCIMS), started in 2011.

    Namibia uses MEDITECH's EHR. An eHNA post has more.

    It uses AirStripONE and Sense4Baby

    The country has initiatives with IntraHealth, as posted on eHNA.

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  • Niger

    Niger is a multi-ethnic country with on RAFT identified as the available eHealth service initiative in the country. A telecommunications law exists but with no eHealth specific provisions or impact.

    The ACE system, which went live in December 2012, provided Niger's first access to undersea Internet cables. However, connectivity does not currently extend much further than the cities of the south and overall penetration is very low.

    Mobile phones present an opportunity for ICT initiatives; in 2012, 5.4 million Niger citizens owned mobiles – around a third of the population. Internet users make up only a tiny fraction of the population.

    Niger is a member of Réseau en Afrique Francophone pour la Télémédecine (RAFT). Orange plans to provide 4G by 2018.

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