HELINA 2019 Announced!!


Nov. 20, 2019 to Nov. 22, 2019 |


University of Botswana, Gaborone, Botswana.

Event details

From Evidence to Practice. The Implementation of digital health interventions in Africa for Achievement of Universal Health Coverage.

The Health Informatics in Africa (HELINA) 2019 Scientific Conference will be held in Botswana, Gaborone at the University of Botswana (UB) on 20th-22nd November 2019. It will be co-located and held back to back with Data Visualization Conference (Viz Africa). The HELINA 2019 Conference will be co-hosted UB eHealth Research Unit, Ministry of Health and Wellness, the Botswana Institute for Technology Research and Innovation (BITRI) and the Botswana Health Information Management Association (BOHIMA), with support from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Health First.

The 2019 HELINA conference will focus on evidence to practice of digital health interventions to achieve universal health coverage (UHC). Digital health is an enabler for equitable health care access, from clinical care to public health. This conference provides a platform to showcase digital health interventions that have not only shown benefits but are also sustainable

The following topics have therefore been chosen as the main themes for the conference:

  • The maturity model approach to the implementation of digital health solutions
  • Digital health Learning Systems
  • Quality and use of health data systems
  • Big Data Analytics in health care
  • Health Information Systems Interoperability
  • Continuous Quality Improvement of health data and systems
  • Development of competent human capacity for digital health
  • Sustainable ICT-solutions for health service delivery
  • Artificial Intelligence and frontier technologies in Digital health

But many other subjects can also be addressed at this conference, such as:

  • Health facility management information systems
  • Personal Health Records information systems
  • Internet of Things and Wearables
  • Point of care information management solutions
  • Health informatics standards
  • Health financing information management
  • Health systems monitoring and evaluation
  • Decision support systems (for low resource settings)
  • Biomedical devices integration
  • Medical imaging and radiology information systems
  • Laboratory information systems
  • Pharmacy management information systems
  • Block Chain technology in health
  • Geographical Information Systems

Paper & Poster Presentations Ongoing

Call for Papers - https://kehia.org/events/helina-2019-call-papers/

Important dates:
  • Poster/Paper submission deadline: Closed
  • Poster/Paper acceptance notificationClosed
  • Posters/Papers ready for publication deadlineClosed
  • Conference dates: 20th – 22nd November 2019


The conference registration packages are as follows:-

CONFERENCE PACKAGE                                       PRICE

  • Early Bird (Until 30th Sept)                        Expired
  • Regular (1st Oct - 30th Oct)                       Expired
  • Late Registration (1st -19th Nov)             $250.00
  • Student Fee (Until 19th Nov)                    $50.00
  • Exhibition Stall (Until 19th Nov)              $100.00

Modes of payment:

  1. Via Wire Transfer
  2. Via Cheque

Sign up directly through the registration form.

The conference registration fee does not include lodging.


To pay online visit: https://www.ub.bw/ubpayments , Under *item, select HELINA 2019 conference and follow the instructions.


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