HELINA 2019 will be in Botswana – submit your paper by 10 July

The Health Informatics Africa (HELINA) conference is a highlight on the African digital health calendar. The 2019 event will take place in Gaborone, Botswana, 20 to 22 November. eHNA will be there and we hope to see you too.

The conference theme is “From Evidence to Practice: The implementation of digital health interventions in Africa for achievement of Universal Health Coverage (UHC)”. Its UHC focus provides a timely opportunity for countries to learn from one another’s experiences. Topics include:

  • The maturity model approach to implementation of digital health solutions
  • Digital health learning systems
  • Quality and use of health data and systems
  • Big Data Analytics in health care
  • Health Information Systems Interoperability
  • Continuous quality Improvement of health data and systems
  • Development of competent human capacity for digital health
  • Sustainable ICT-solutions for health service delivery
  • Artificial Intelligence and frontier technologies in digital health.

Original presentations are invited in English or French. They should follow HELINA rules and be uploaded by 10 July 2019. Accepted papers will be published in electronic conference proceedings and some will be included in a special edition of the Journal of Health Informatics in Africa.

Hosts include the Botswana Ministry of Health and Wellness, University of Botswana e-Health Research Unit, Botswana Institute for Technology Research and Innovation, Botswana Health Information Management Association. The event is supported by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Health First.

For more information, read the online announcement, email the conference chair Dr. Tom Oluoch or local organizing committee chair Kagiso Ndlovu, or email the scientific committee chair Prof. Nicky Mostert.

Digital health continues to expand in Africa. We look forward to the Gaborone update on countries’ health strengthening successes.