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Getting out of the way so countries can lead: Takeaways from facilitating the Sierra Leone HIS Interoperability Workshop in Freetown

Sep 29, 2016

Arriving at Lungi International Airport in Sierra Leone is an adventure. After clearing immigration and collecting your bags, you must take a sea taxi to cross the Sierra Leone River to get to Freetown. In early August, we took this route along with a number of experts in health information systems (HIS) to facilitate the first ever Sierra Leone HIS Interoperability Workshop held August 2 – 4, 2016.

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Creativity: The Key to Developing Tanzania’s Electronic Immunization System

May 27, 2015

Creativity doesn’t always come to mind when one thinks about software design and development. Creativity is typically reserved for the arts. Innovation on the other hand is often used to describe new software. But I have always found creativity to be an essential part of the custom software development process, particularly when deployed in low-resource environments. Working with PATH on the BID Initiative’s development and launch of an immunization registry in Tanzania is a good example.

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