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AFRICA BUILD Consortium at HELINA 2013

HELINA (http://conf13.helina-online.org/), the Health Informatics in Africa Conference, held its 8th edition at Eldoret (Kenya) during the days October 7th and 8th. It was hosted by the Kenyan Health Informatics Association (KeHIA).

KeHIA (http://www.kehia.org/) is the national platform for health informatics activities in Kenya with membership drawn from corporate bodies, professionals and researchers involved in Health, Medical Informatics and Computer Science in Kenya from within and outside the country. The organization is a member of the Pan African Health Informatics in Africa Association (HELINA) and the International Medical Informatics Association (IMIA).

HELINA 2013 accepted 6 short papers from the AFRICA BUILD Consortium and they were presented during these days. Concretely, (1) AFRICA BUILD: creating Web 2.0 communities of biomedical researchers; (2) The mobility of researchers and professionals of health in Africa: the AFRICA BUILD project case study; (3) State of the art of IT-enabled tools for strengthening health research capacity in Africa: Comprehensive analysis; (4) Building capacity through a social network for African researchers: Piloting two eLearning courses on Evidence Based Medicine and Research within the AFRICA BUILD project; (5) An overview of e-health strategy to drive Ghana’s health sector goals; And (6) Africa Build educational widget for capacity building in health education and research.