HELINA arose out of the First International Working Conference on Health Informatics in Africa,

  • HELINA’93, held in Ile-Ife, Nigeria, in 19-23 April 1993, organized by OAU-NG and UEF-FI under the auspices of IMIA. In the closing session of HELINA’93, it was proposed that this successful conference should be periodically organised and along the lines of HELINA’93.

  • HELINA 96 was held in South Africa, HELINA 99 took place in Zimbabwe,
  • HELINA 2007 in Mali, and
  • HELINA 2009 in Côte dIvoire.
  • HELINA 2011 in Cameroon.