A couple of weeks ago, I wrote a blog response to a New York Times article on doctors distracted from their jobs by mobile technology.
IntraHealth has long championed the importance of health workers and managers having open access to information, particularly in developing countries. Open access is a natural extension of that work.
As IntraHealth's global project wraps up its second fiscal year, we're sharing a summary of its accomplishments.
Kabelo Bitsang of the Botswana Ministry of Health, learned to maintain and customize the iHRIS software by studying online, working with developers around the world, and training in Ghana.
Innovation, technology, and young people have been at the forefront of my mind lately.
It started with my engagement with the many talented students last month at the Clinton Global...
Many people do not have access to a medical or academic library that subscribes to medical journals; even a low $10 document viewing fee is a burden.
Like many sub-Saharan African countries, Kenya has a severe shortage of health workers, especially in rural and hard-to-reach areas, which makes it difficult or impossible for people in these...
I used to work at the Registrar of the Uganda Nurses and Midwives Council where I was the custodian of all information pertaining to the Ugandan nursing cadre. I often felt humbled when people, including those from high-ranking organizations, would come to me seeking data.
What if video games could be used to help solve the health care worker shortage in Africa? Playing games can help people learn knowledge and skills.
When we talk about building strong health systems and the health workers needed to run these systems, we often think about doctors or nurses or community health workers. Just as crucial to health...