The new HELINA Education Working Group was launched at the 9th HELINA conference in Ghana, and confirmed as an official Working Group under the leadership of Professor Graham Wright at the meeting of the HELINA Board on Sunday 8 March, 2015.
The HELINA Education WG will foster the aims, objectives and policies of HELINA by providing a platform for the development of initiatives to support the membership of HELINA in relationship to Health Informatics Education, Training and Research.
The WG will operate through worksets, which will consist of members who have volunteered to give their time and expertise in specific planned activity on behalf of HELINA. As a way of interacting with the greater community, we have set up a group on Linkedin
HELINA stands for Health Informatics in Africa. It is the pan African Health Informatics Association and the Africa Region of the International Medical Informatics Association (IMIA). HELINA is officially registered under the Malian law.
HELINA arose out of the First International Working Conference on Health Informatics in Africa,
The first ever MEDINFO (the World Conference on Health Informatics of IMIA) hold in Africa
HELINA is a young region created in 1993 and has at present the objective:
to get African countries to develop their National Health Informatics Societies so that they can qualify to join the World of Health Informatics by becoming a member of IMIA. This step will make them automatic members of HELINA.