Participant information

Download the participant information as pdf.

The attached pages provide helpful information to prepare you for your travel to Eldoret for the HELINA Conference.

Please read the information in this document carefully.

Should you have any questions or concerns about your participation, please contact Dr. Davies Kimanga (daviesomari@yahoo.com, Telephone +254-722-218-088)

We’ll see you soon in Eldoret!

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Conference Program

 

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Preconference meetings and workshops

Saturday 05 October 2013

09:00 – 14:00 Meeting/Workshop “standardization of health extraction indicators and interoperability of open-source/free health information systems used in African”

A use case to be discussed at this meeting is posted on the conference website. The main goal is the development and implementation of a common Health Indicator Reporting Protocol for a secondary use of DHIS/EMR/EPR/EHR: export data to national health data warehouse.

The use of SDMX-HD schema coming from WHO is suggested and following that schema, the EMR/EPR/DHIS/EHR create reports (HL7, JSON, REST, etc.) that they submit to the national health data warehouse. From this national data warehouse, SDMX-HD-compliant reports are submitted to WHO.   

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Pre-conference meeting and workshop

*** Apologies if you receive multiple copies of this announcement ***

8th Health Informatics in Africa Conference 7th – 8th October 2013, Eldoret Kenya
“Evidence based Informatics for eHealth in Africa”
Venue: The Noble Conference Centre, Elgeyo Road, Eldoret, Kenya
  
http://conf13.helina-online.org/ Contact: hcs@helina-online.org

 

  1. Pre-conference meeting/workshop focused on health indicator standardization and interoperability of health information systems used in in Africa is planned on Saturday 5th October, 2013 from 10:00 to 14:00 H. Semantic and technical interoperability will be discussed with regard to systems used in Africa: DHIS, GNU Health, MEDIBOARD, Openclinic, and OpenMRS.
     
    Use case: Define and implement a common standard for MDG Indicators Reporting to WHO/Ministry of Health from EMR, EPR, DHIS. If you would like to attend this meeting, please send an e-mail to hcs@helina-online.org

     

  2. Pre-conference workshop of the HELINA strategic plan task force on Sunday 6th October from 09:00 to 17:00 H. Some questions to be answered are: Where will HELINA be in 2018? How is the vision going to be achieved? What will we do to get this? What are the actual activities we will undertake? How are we going to do this within the timeframe of this strategy (2018)? If you would like to contribute to, or attend, the brainstorming part of this meeting (09:00 to 12:00 H), please contact board@helina-online.org 


  3. HELINA General Assembly. The general assembly of HELINA will be held on Monday, 7th October from 5pm to 6.30 pm

     

  4. Registration for the conference can be done via the conference management tool available at: http://conf13.helina-online.org/index.php/2013/october/schedConf/registration 
     

    Registration fee will be paid at the conference venue in US Dollar, Euro or Kenyan Shillings (1 US $ = 87.5 KES). You can also make the payment by September 26 using a bank to bank transfer. The recipient bank account details are:
     – Bank Name: Cooperative Bank of Kenya
     – Branch: N.B.C Ngong Road
     – Account name: Kenya Health Informatics Association (KEHIA)
     – Bank SWIFT: KCOOKENA
     – Account number: 01134129120400
     – Purpose: HELINA 2013, Your NameSend a confirmation of the transfer to hcs@helina-online.org 
      

  5. Confirm your participation by sending a message to hcs@helina-online.org. 

     

  6. Participants who have registered for the conference and who require an invitation letter for entry visa to Kenya or other purpose can be sent an official letter to the conference upon request. Send your request to hcs@helina-online.org. Visa can also be obtained at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, Nairobi. Please consult the Kenyan Embassy in your country for additional information

     

  7. Accommodation: Special rates have been arranged for conference participants at the conference’s hotel and hotels in close proximity of the conference location. Detailed information on accommodation is available at http://conf13.helina-online.org/index.php/2013/october/schedConf/accommodation 

     

  8. Taxi transportation from Eldoret Airport to the conference venue is about KES. 2,000 (US $23). Please use only official taxis as guided by the information desk at the airport.
AfricaBuild

AFRICA BUILD Symposium

AfricaBuild   

AFRICA BUILD Symposium

Co-located with HELINA 2013 Conference

8 October 2013

“Gathering experts, professionals, students and people interested in using Information and Communication Technologies to improve Health Research and Learning in Africa”

 

logo africabuild  AFRICA BUILD (www.africabuild.eu) is a EU-funded project aiming to improve Health Research and Education in Africa, through Information and Communication Technologies. The project started in August 2011, and after 2 years has conducted several studies to examine the needs and idiosyncrasies of African biomedical researchers. Based on the conclusions of these studies, we carried out some actions. The Consortium ?gathering partners from Europe and Africa ? and some invited international experts will be holding a whole-day Symposium on October 8th, 2013, co-located with HELINA Conference, to present and discuss the main outputs of the project: 

 

  1. Presentation and discussion of the AFRICA BUILD Roadmap for eHealth and health research activities in the Region. The Roadmap is based on a state of the art, elaborated by the consortium and includes recommendations to support future activities in Africa.
     
  2. Presentation and discussion of the AFRICA BUILD Portal, a collaborative research and training infrastructure:
     
     – Didactic material and tools developed by the consortium, based on a needs assessments.
     – The implementation of the methodology through two pilots in HIV/ AIDS and Reproductive Medicine, managed by the Institute of Tropical Medicine (Antwerp, Belgium), and the World Health Organization, Department of Reproductive Health and Research (Geneva, Switzerland).
     – Promotion of mobility of health researchers in Africa to other African and International locations, through an innovative tool that automatically matches offers and demands.

 

We invite you to attend our Symposium. Seating is limited and pre-registration is mandatory. We invite you to book a place in our symposium, by completing the form below:

http://africabuild.eu/symposium-kenya/registration

Newsleter N°3

*** Apologies if you receive multiple copies of this announcement ***

8th Health Informatics in Africa Conference 7th – 8th October 2013, Eldoret Kenya
“Evidence based Informatics for eHealth in Africa”
Venue: The Noble Conference Centre, Elgeyo Road, Eldoret, Kenya
http://conf13.helina-online.org/ Contact: hcs@helina-online.org

 

  1. 57 abstracts and papers have been accepted for short/long presentation for this year HELINA Conference. Conference program will be launched on the conference website http://conf13.helina-online.org on September 30, 2013 at the latest.
  2. Registration for the conference can be done via the conference management tool available at: http://conf13.helina-online.org/index.php/2013/october/schedConf/registration
  3. Registration fee will be paid at the conference venue in US Dollar, Euro or Kenyan Shillings (1 US $ = 87.5 KES). You can also make the payment by September 26 using a bank to bank transfer. The recipient bank account details are:

    Bank Name: Cooperative Bank of Kenya
    Branch: N.B.C Ngong Road
    Account name: Kenya Health Informatics Association (KEHIA)
    Bank SWIFT: KCOOKENA
    Account number: 01134129120400
    Purpose: HELINA 2013, Your Name
    Send a confirmation of the transfer to hcs@helina-online.org

  4. Confirm your participation by sending a message to hcs@helina-online.org   
      
  5. Participants who have registered for the conference and who require an invitation letter for entry visa to Kenya or other purpose can be sent an official letter to the conference upon request. Send your request to hcs@helina-online.org. Visa can also be obtained at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, Nairobi. Please consult the Kenyan Embassy in your country for additional information
      
  6. Accommodation: Special rates have been arranged for conference participants at the conference’s hotel and hotels in close proximity of the conference location. Detailed information on accommodation is available at http://conf13.helina-online.org/index.php/2013/october/schedConf/accommodation  
      
  7. Taxi transportation from Eldoret Airport to the conference venue is about KES. 2,000 (US $23). Please use only official taxis as guided by the information desk at the airport.
      
  8. Collaboration with OpenMRS: participants who have registered for the OpenMRS Implementers Meeting 2013 will not need to pay the HELINA registration fee. OpenMRS is supporting this year’s HELINA Conference. Details on this year’s OpenMRS Implementers Meeting are available at: http://events.openmrs.org/  
      
  9. Collaboration with the Africa Build Consortium: the Africa Build consortium is organizing a Symposium on capacity building on the second day of the conference (Tuesday 8th October, 2013) Registration for this symposium can be made at http://africabuild.eu/symposium-kenya 
      
  10. Pre-conference workshop focused on standardization and Open Source systems interoperability & health indicator extraction of information systems used in Africa is planned on Saturday 5th October, 2013 from 09:00 to 14:00 H. Semantic and technical interoperability will be discussed with regard to systems used in Africa: DHIS, GNU Health, MEDIBOARD, Openclinic, and OpenMRS. If you would like to attend this meeting, please send an e-mail to hcs@helina-online.org  
      
  11. Pre-conference workshop of the HELINA strategic plan task force on Sunday 6th October, 2013 from 09:00 to 17:00 H. If you would like to contribute to, or attend, this workshop, please contact board@helina-online.org  
      
  12. HELINA General Assembly. The general assembly of HELINA will be held on Monday, 7th October from 5pm to 6.30 pm
      
  13. Invitation to bid to host HELINA Conference 2014 and 2015:
      
    HELINA board announces that bids are open to HELINA member societies or future member societies for the hosting of HELINA Conference 2014 and 2015. Future member societies are national societies which are not HELINA or IMIA members. We encourage IMIA corresponding members and other health informatics or ehealth organization active in African countries to submit a bid. HELINA conference history is available at www.helina-online.org
    The bids are due September 30, 2013. Candidates will be asked to present their bid at the HELINA General Assembly Meeting on October 7, 2013 in Eldoret, Kenya.
    Please feel free to contact us with any questions regarding the preparation of the bid at board@helina-online.org
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FINAL CALL FOR PAPERS AND ABSTRACTS

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HELINA 2013 Conference
Eldoret, Kenya, 7-8 October 2013
Evidence Based Informatics for e-Health in Africa
http://conf13.helina-online.org/ 

 

The 8th Health Informatics in Africa Conference – HELINA 2013 will take place in Eldoret, Kenya, in 7-8 October 2013, hosted by the Kenyan Health Informatics Association (KeHIA). HELINA is the Africa Region of the International Medical Informatics Association (IMIA).

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Call for paper

HELINA 2013 Conference
Eldoret, Kenya, 7-8 October 2013
Evidence Based Informatics for e-Health in Africa
 http://conf13.helina-online.org

  

The 8th Health Informatics in Africa Conference – HELINA 2013 will take place in Eldoret, Kenya, in 7-8 October 2013, hosted by the Kenyan Health Informatics Association (KeHIA). HELINA is the Africa Region of the International Medical Informatics Association (IMIA).

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Committees

A. Central LOC 

Patrick Odawon  – University of Washington 
Tom Oluoch – CDC-Kenya 
Steven Wanyee – University of Washington 
Martin Osumba  – Abt Associates 
Samuel Were – Ministry of Health
Davies Kimanga – Ministry of Health
AyubManya – Ministry of Health
WanjalaPepela – Ministry of Health
Humphrey Karamagi – WHO
Rex Mpazanje – WHO
Martin Were – Moi University, Eldoret
Abraham Siika – Moi University, Eldoret
Sylvester Kimaiyo – Moi University, Eldoret
WanjikuNganga – University of Nairobi
Dan Orwa – University of Nairobi
George Odhiambo – Kenyatta University
Thomas Odhiambo – eGovernment, Office of the President
Paul Kukubo – ICT Board
Washington Omwomo – USAID-Kenya.

B. International Advisory Panel

  • Ghislain Kouematchoua (chair), IMIA Vice President for HELINA
  • Antoine Geissbuhler, IMIA President
  • Rosemary Foster, Medical Research Council, South Africa
  • Miguel Peixoto, eHealth Regional focal point, WHO Africa
  • Christopher Seebregts, Jembi Health Systems, South Africa
  • Lyn Hanmer, Medical Research Council, South Africa
  • Amadou Koita, HELINA Vice President

C. Scientific Program Committee

  • Mikko Korpela (Chair)
  • Dalenca Pottas (Vice Chair)
  • Abimbola Soriyan – Nigeria
  • Andrew Kanter – United States of America
  • Anja Mursu – Finland
  • Anuoluwapo Ajayi – Nigeria
  • Ben Monga – Democratic Republic of the Congo
  • Burke Mamlin – United States of America
  • Cheick Oumar Bagayoko – Malawi
  • Chris Olola
  • Chris Seebregts – South Africa
  • Elaine Byrne – Ireland
  • Ephias Ruhode – South Africa, Zimbabwe
  • Esselina Macome – Mozambique
  • Eustache Muteba – Democratic Republic of the Congo
  • Faraja Igira – Tanzania
  • Gertrudes Macueve – Mozambique
  • Ghislain Kouematchoua – Germany, Cameroon
  • Hugo Lotriet – South Africa
  • Irmeli Luukkonen – Finland
  • Janise Richards – United States of America
  • Joao Carlos Mavimbe – Mozambique
  • Jørn Braa – Norway
  • Juergen Stausberg – Germany
  • Lyn Hanmer – South Africa
  • Margunn Aanestad – Norway
  • Marilla Palmen – Finland
  • Maurice Mars – South Africa
  • Michael Marschollek – Germany
  • Nhlanhla Mlitwa – South Africa
  • Nicky Mostert-Phipps – South Africa
  • Oluyinka Adejumo – South Africa, Nigeria
  • Omolola Irinoye – Nigeria
  • Pernille Bertelsen – Denmark
  • Peter Waiganjo Wagacha – Kenya 
  • Pirkko Kouri – Finland
  • Retha de la Harpe – South Africa
  • Ronald Cornet – Netherland
  • Wallace Chigona – South Africa, Malawi

 

Editorial/Proceedings Committee:

  • Mikko Korpela
  • Ghislain Kouematchoua
  • Andrew Kanter
  • Tom Oluoch
  • Steven Wanyee
  • Ulrich Kemloh, Koegni-eHealth Innovation for Development

Conference Website

  • Gilles Kom Kenmengne, Koegni-eHealth Innovation for Development
  • Xavier Scolard, Koegni-eHealth Innovation for Development

Conference Informations

8th Health Informatics in Africa Conference 7th – 8th October 2013, Eldoret Kenya

“HELINA 2013: Evidence based Informatics for eHealth in Africa”
Venue: The Noble Conference Centre, Eldoret, Kenya

 http://www.helina-online.org/

Contact:  helina-conference@helina-online.org  

HELINA 2013 Conference

The eighth Health Informatics in Africa Conference – HELINA 2013 Conference planned to take place in Eldoret Kenya from the 7th to 8th of October 2013 will be hosted by the Kenyan Health Informatics Association (KeHIA). KeHIA is the national platform for health informatics activities in Kenya with membership drawn from corporate bodies, professionals and researchers involved in Health, Medical Informatics and Computer Science in Kenya from within and outside the country. The organization is a member of the Pan African Health Informatics in Africa Association (HELINA) and the International Medical Informatics Association (IMIA).

HELINA and KeHIA aim with this year’s conference at: 

  • Promoting the development of an African eHealth strategy as well as the development of eHealth policies in each African country
  • Showcasing best practices in Health Informatics and its application in Africa
  • Highlighting the role of Health Informatics applications for the millennium development goals in Africa
  • Translating research and innovations into improved healthcare delivery system
  • Fostering the creation of networks between African Countries as well as eHealth initiatives in Africa
  • Fostering the development of Health Informatics research and education in Africa.

Through research and project reports on evidence based informatics for eHealth in Africa, we hope to all intents and purposes, to contribute significantly to efforts aimed at the development of a sustainable eHealth strategy for Africa. As such, special focus will also be given to initiating, building and consolidating networks among participants from different African states. Appropriate time and room will be allocated for interactive / brainstorming workshops, panel discussion, focus group sessions as well as ice breaking / meet-and-greet’ opportunities.

Format:

Keynote conferences, paper and poster presentation, and panels with international participation, tutorials, meet the experts’ sessions, Workshops, Brainstorming sessions

Intended Audience:

Healthcare Professionals (Physicians, Nurses, Midwifes, Lab specialist and technicians, Managers, Clerks), interested in health care technology, ICT, Telecommunications and Microelectronic professionals dedicated to develop applications for health care. Decision makers, government officials, industry leaders, eHealth organizations. Researchers in health management, public health, biomedical/health informatics, medicine and professionals interested in ICT applications for health care, and students (medicine, health informatics, computer sciences)

Important Dates and Deadlines:

Website opens (http://conf13.helina-online.org):  June 5, 2013
Submission of Papers and Abstracts: July 1 – August 11, 2013
Online Registration Opens: July 1, 2013
Notification of review results: August 26, 2013
Finalization of Programs including Speakers: Sept 20, 2013
Contact:  helina-conference@helina-online.org

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HELINA 2013 Conference Information

8th Health Informatics in Africa Conference 7th – 8th October 2013, Eldoret Kenya

“HELINA 2013: Evidence based Informatics for eHealth in Africa”
Venue: The Noble Conference Centre, Eldoret, Kenya

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