Call for papers 2019

From Evidence to Practice: The implementation of digital health interventions in Africa for achievement of Universal Health Coverage

20th – 22nd November, 2019, University of Botswana, Gaborone, Botswana

Call for papers

The 2019 edition of the Pan-African health informatics conference (HELINA) is scheduled from 20th – 22nd November, 2019 at the University of Botswana, Gaborone, Botswana. The conference will be hosted by the University of Botswana (UB) e-Health Research Unit, Ministry of Health and Wellness (MoHW), Botswana Institute for Technology Research and Innovation (BITRI), the Botswana Health Information Management Association (BoHIMA), with support from Health First. The 2019 HELINA conference will focus on evidence to practice of digital health interventions to achieve universal health coverage (UHC). Digital health is an enabler for equitable health care access, from clinical care to public health. This conference provides a platform to showcase digital health interventions that have not only shown benefits, but are also sustainable. Read more

HELINA 2018 – Appel à contributions

L’édition 2018 de la conférence panafricaine d’informatique médicale (HELINA) est programmée du 3  au 8 décembre 2018 à Nairobi au Kenya. La conférence sera accueillie par l’Association Kényane d’Informatique Médicale (KeHIA) et se concentrera sur la manière dont la technologie est utilisée pour renforcer les systèmes de santé dans la région africaine. Les conférences HELINA […]





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 ( 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: