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International Health & Humanitarian Assistance

An affiliation group dedicated to exploring the value of ICT (Information Communication Technologies), Open Source software and eHealth strategies in extending the capacity to deliver healthcare to underserved populations worldwide.

Website: https://www.iconsinmed.org
Members: 56
Latest Activity: Nov 9, 2013

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Pakistan's Worst Floods On Record

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Africa’s growth story

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SMS for Life Results in Tanzania ... Impressive

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World Bank Funding to Create African eHealth Network

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McKinsey Report ... 3 Steps to Better Healthcare Delivery in Africa

Started by CC-Conrad Clyburn-MedForeSight Jun 19, 2010. 0 Replies

Botswana Hospital Takes Major Digital Leap Forward

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The World's Greatest National IT Challenges - SYS-CON Media (press release)


The World's Greatest National IT Challenges
SYS-CON Media (press release)
We encourage people to note that our research is relative, centered upon how well nation's are doing given their current economic resources and current acceleration of technological and socioeconoic change. This point of view .... SYS-CON Events ...

Benin to increase ICT expenditure in 2015 - Biztech Africa


Benin to increase ICT expenditure in 2015
Biztech Africa
Ranked 23rd in Africa and 149th globally by the 2014 ITU ICT Index, Benin wants to repair its image of being a weak ICT spender carrying one of the continent's less developed ICT sectors. The government of Thomas Boni Yayi believes that the best way to ...

2014's Most Important Africans in Tech - IT News Africa


IT News Africa

2014's Most Important Africans in Tech
IT News Africa
Among the many awards obtained by Kagame, StarTimes Group awarded the president for his visionary leadership and commitment towards meeting the set objectives of Vision 2020 in promoting ICT and communications technology within Rwanda.

Airtel enables students in Siaya County to freely access learning materials online - Biztech Africa


Airtel enables students in Siaya County to freely access learning materials online
Biztech Africa
Bharti Airtel now provides free data connectivity to Sigweng Karuoth Primary School in Siaya County, Kenya, as part of its efforts to support Kenya's education system, giving students and teachers the opportunity to access unlimited amounts of ...

Dubai, Singapore embrace technological solutions - Yahoo! Maktoob News


Dubai, Singapore embrace technological solutions
Yahoo! Maktoob News
IDA is a board under the Ministry of Communications and Information and is responsible for the development and growth of the infocomm sector in Singapore. She said that Dubai is the ... She said that in the MoU, both countries pledge to promote closer ...

Globecomm, Tanzania Support Foundation take computers to rural school - Biztech Africa


Globecomm, Tanzania Support Foundation take computers to rural school
Biztech Africa
Globecomm announced today that it has donated desktop computers to a school in the Tanzanian village of Selela to aid the mission of the Tanzanian Support Foundation to help small communities become more self-sufficient in education, healthcare ...

Transforming the workplace - CIO New Zealand


CIO New Zealand

Transforming the workplace
CIO New Zealand
Alin Ungureanu, Oceania Healthcare: We're in the aged care sector and as I always say, you are our future clients. Collaboration is very important for us. We operate throughout New Zealand and have 3500 staff nationwide in about 50 locations. We make ...

Call for adopting latest technologies for fast development - Daily Times


Call for adopting latest technologies for fast development
Daily Times
ISLAMABAD: Technological revolution is bringing a paradigm shift in today's world and if a nation wishes to develop and grow at a fast pace, it has to opt for latest technologies that are creating headways. These views were expressed by Panning ...

ICT in service delivery: International workshop from Monday - The Express Tribune


The Express Tribune

ICT in service delivery: International workshop from Monday
The Express Tribune
... Commission on Science and Technology for Sustainable Development in the South (COMSATS), and Inter Islamic Network on Information Technology (INIT). The workshop will build capacity of the participants from the OIC and COMSATS member states to ...

Confessions of an ICT4D advisor - Rescue (blog)


Confessions of an ICT4D advisor
Rescue (blog)
Any role that attempts to evangelize information and communications technology (ICT) use within an NGO is about building trust with "users" (field staff, beneficiaries, etc.) first and foremost. Then, it becomes a game of filtering through the noise ...

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Comment by CC-Conrad Clyburn-MedForeSight on January 7, 2009 at 7:13pm
Here id the original message on the Doctors Strike in Lagos

A message from Clymer.."CC"..Conrad Clyburn to all members of International Health & Humanitarian Assistance on MedTechIQ!

Colleagues,

As forwarded by MedTechIQ Member, Dr Jay Sanders and reported in Punch, Nigeria's most widely read newspaper...

Medical doctors working in Lagos State Government-owned public health facilitie have announced a state-wide strike beginning Monday, January 5, 2009.

Addressing the press on Thursday at the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital, Ikeja, the Chairman of the Medical Guild, Dr. Ibrahim Olaifa, said the strike would be indefinite.

He said more of the patients brought daily for care were dying at the state government-owned hospitals because the gigantic buildings lacked basic life-saving facilities.

Justifying their demand for a pay rise and parity, he said the state Ministry of Health purchased computers for its e-health practice with a huge sum of money that would have been better utilised.

Read on at: http://www.punchng.com/Articl.aspx?theartic=Art20090102156295
Comment by CC-Conrad Clyburn-MedForeSight on January 7, 2009 at 4:46pm
A message from Parvati Dev to all members of International Health & Humanitarian Assistance on MedTechIQ!

CC:

Personally, it is difficult for me to find a way to engage at the systemic level. I am part of an AIDS game project in Kenya and, while I love it, it is playing (!!) at the fringe of the problem, not attacking its core. I wrote a proposal to the Gates Foundation (their Challenge program) that addressed IT and systemic issues. It did not fall within their guidelines which focus on biomedicine to reduce infection.

So, yes, some suggestions on how t move forward would be good.

Best.
Parvati
Comment by Randy Roberson on January 7, 2009 at 4:19pm
Dr Sampson,
I have been working the past year on telemedicine efforts in the Philippines. Included in this effort was a quarter million in medical equipment and supplies including ambu bags, 02 tanks/supplies as well as numerous ER and OR Supplies. The needs in the rural clinics for these types of supplies is profound. In 2009 I am focused on expanding similar efforts in the Congo and Kenya. I have worked before in Mozambique and have provided consulting services to members of the South African Parliament. I am very interested in your idea of an All African Conference in improving advanced life saving medical care within Africa.
Comment by John B. Sampson, M.D. on January 7, 2009 at 3:25pm
A message was recently posted to the group regarding a physician strike in Lagos state. This is very significant because it means that the 17 million are now without medical care for an indefinite amount of time.

While the articles focus on wages, the frustration extends to lack of basic equipment such as ambubags and other life-saving equipment.

Yet, when efforts are made to improve the ability to save lives in Africa with basic education and life-saving equipment politicians and Westerners alike use the need for water improvement and vaccinations as an excuse not to engage in other needed improvements.

Is anyone in this group willing to participate in dialogue regarding the importance and potential impact of supporting an All African Conference in improving advanced life saving medical care within Africa??????????????????????????????
Comment by CC-Conrad Clyburn-MedForeSight on December 16, 2008 at 12:15pm
A message from Clymer.."CC"..Conrad Clyburn to all members of International Health & Humanitarian Assistance on MedTechIQ!

Colleagues,

I thought I'd pass on this note, left on my Member profile comment wall. It was authored by MedTechIQ member Charlene Riikonen, President/CEO of Cera Products, Inc., manufacturer of CeraLyte and CeraSport, rice-based oral rehydration therapy products (see www.ceraproductsinc.com)...

...Great, info. Thank you. Regarding Oral rehydration therapy (ORT), which is a low cost solution to averting dehydration and hospitalization, we are supporting efforts to avert dehydration in our troops abroad, in the USA, and for those suffering from cholera now in Zimbabwe. Earlier this year, we worked with Direct Relief International to assist in Myanmar and last month provided an ORT training course in China, with co-directors Dr. Julius Goepp and Dr. Mei Sun (Shengjing Hospital) along with Dr.Tim Shi of GlobalMD, and China Medical University. Dr. Shi is seeking support to set up an ORT Center of Excellence. He can be reached at tim@globalmd.org.

If your interested in learning more about ORT, please contact Charlene directly at, http://medtechiq.ning.com/profile/CharleneRiikonen.

ENJOY!

CC
 

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