mHealth4Afrika Partners

mHealth4Afrika is a strategic collaboration between

  • IIMC International Information Management Corporation Ltd, Ireland (Coordinator)
  • Nelson Mandela University, South Africa
  • Strathmore University, Kenya
  • University of Gondar, Ethiopia
  • University of Malawi, Malawi
  • University of Oslo, Norway
  • Software Research, Development and Consultancy Corp., Turkey


http://www.iimg.comIIMC (International Information Management Corporation Ltd) is a technology, consulting and research organisation headquartered in Ireland. IIMC designs and delivers Analytical, Community-Building, Consulting, Research and Technology Solutions that support Innovation, Digital Literacy and Entrepreneurship Skills Development, Policy Analysis and STI Implementation. Core areas of expertise include: Innovation, Living Labs and Entrepreneurship; eHealth, eGovernment, eDemocracy & eParticipation; eInclusion; ICT4D; Technology Enhanced Learning and eSkills. IIMC has been collaborating with Governments in Africa to support Research and Innovation ecosystems since 2002 and has extensive experience implementing, managing, monitoring and evaluating complex technology projects in Africa. 

Nelson Mandela University (NMU) is a university “for tomorrow” nurturing innovation, fostering creativity, embracing technology, and developing people to meet the challenges of the world of tomorrow The Centre for Community Technologies (CCT) at NMU is focused on using technology as an enabler. CCT is leading several mobile health projects including the development of mobile health screening apps for school nurses within the South African context; mobile applications for the monitoring and management of non-communicable diseases; interactive smart toolkits for primary healthcare education and skills development for community care workers and biometric devices for the creation of electronic patient records. CCT bring multidisciplinary skills combining computer science, information systems, user interface and change management expertise. NMU and CCT have existing working relationships with the Ministry of Health and the health clinics in the Eastern Cape of South Africa who are involved in needs requirements and validation of the mHealth4Afrika platform. University is a leading private university and research centre in Kenya. @iLabAfrica is a Centre of Excellence in ICT Innovation and Development set up in January 2011, within the Faculty of Information Technology at Strathmore University. It was established to address the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and to contribute toward Kenya’s Vision 2030. The Research Centre is involved in interdisciplinary research, students’ engagement, collaboration with government, industry and other funding agencies. @iLabAfrica has a eHealth/mHealth research group where Health Informatics research is conducted to develop innovations incorporating emerging information and communication technologies that address the challenges of information and evidence-based healthcare management in the public health sector. @iLabAfrica collaborates with public and private sector partners and has existing working relationships with with the Ministry of Health and the health clinics in Bungoma County, Kenya who are involved in needs requirements and validation of the mHealth4Afrika platform. of Gondar (UoG) is a leading public University that undertakes teaching, research and community services in North-West Ethiopia. The Institute of Public Health (IPH) is actively engaged in public health related activities undertaking multi-regional research with active engagement of Ministry of Health and regional/zonal health offices. IPH bring multidisciplinary skills combining Health Education and Behavioral Sciences, Reproductive health, Nutritionists, Environmental, Occupational and Health and Safety and health informatics. UoG and IPH have existing working relationships with the Ministry of Health and the health clinics in the Amhara region of Ethiopia who are involved in needs requirements and validation of the mHealth4Afrika platform. of Malawi is a leading public university in Malawi that undertakes teaching, research and community outreach at national level. Chancellor College is one of the constituent colleges of the University of Malawi in the Zomba district in southern Malawi. The Department of Computer Science within Chancellor College has been actively collaborating with the national Ministry of Health over the past five years supporting engagement at community, health facility, and national level. At community and health facility levels engagement has focused on maternal and child health, especially access to maternal health services and birth registration. The principal investigator is a Member of the Health Systems Monitoring & Evaluation Technical Working Group and the National Data Standards Technical Working Group supporting the Ministry of Health in Malawi. The Department of Computer Science have existing working relationships with the health clinics in the Zomba district of Malawi who are involved in needs requirements and validation of the mHealth4Afrika platform. University of Olso is the largest university in Norway that undertakes research and education as its main tasks. The Department of Informatics has carried out research related to health information systems in collaboration with African academic institutions during the last 15 years. Research undertaken related to health information systems in developing countries includes information systems architecture and software design, analysis of numeric data for strengthening health management, presentation of patient and numeric data on computers and mobile devices, design of user interface and functionality for health staff of all types also on computers and mobiles, implementation processes, training and support of users at all levels, building national health information systems competence, and nurturing international networks of cooperating partners in the field.The research is tightly connected to UoO’s development and implementation of the District Health Information System (DHIS).


 Software Research, Development and Consultancy Corp. is a technology and research organisation based in Turkey. SRDC has extensive expertise in large-scale software development especially in eHealth domain, interoperability standards and enabling technologies in eHealth, semantic Web technologies, interoperability solutions for e-health, m-Health, e-government and e-business domains, data analytics, conformance and interoperability testing, and mobile application development. SRDC brings considerable expertise in integrating sensor readings with electronic patient records using standards including HL7, IHE PCD Profiles, IEEE 11073 and Continua Interoperability profiles.