Cape Town, South Africa – 30 April 2015: Jembi Health Systems NPC had the opportunity to present some of its work at the recent District Health Information System (DHIS) conference, held on the 21st April – 24th April 2015 in Bloemfontein, South Africa
Jembi representatives Prof Chris Seebregts (Jembi CEO), Ivan Pinto (Mozambique Program Manager) and Pierre Dane (Jembi Developer Team Lead) presented on the following three projects: the New National HIS for Monitoring & Evaluation (SIS-MA) in Mozambique, OpenMRS implementation in the African context, and using OpenHIE and OpenHIM to implement the Health Normative Standards Framework: Experiences from Africa.
Over the last 20 years, the District Health Information System in South Africa and in many countries in Sub- Saharan Africa and Asia has evolved significantly from a paper based system to a web based system. The conference, hosted by HISP, brought together a wide range of practitioners from health information users, systems developers, and health leaders ranging from programme managers, district managers, provincial managers and health planners from South Africa and around the world.
The conference was preceded by 2 days of field visits to selected health facilities where participants were taken through practical aspects of the development process and where they experienced the use of the DHIS software first hand.
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