Using ICTs to Enhance Healthcare in Zambia

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Show simple item record Wakunuma, Kutoma en 2012-10-24T08:29:48Z 2012-10-24T08:29:48Z 2008
dc.identifier.citation Wakunuma, K.J. (2008) Using ICTs to Enhance Healthcare in Zambia. Africa Media Review, 16 (2) pp 29-48 en
dc.identifier.issn 0258-4913
dc.description The copyright of this article belongs to the Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa. en
dc.description.abstract This paper examines an electronic record system in Zambia, where Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) have been adopted and are being used innovatively in one area of the health sector – perinatal care. The paper explores how the system known as the Zambia Electronic Perinatal Record System (ZEPRS) is being used in Lusaka, the capital city of Zambia. Having carried out fieldwork in 2005 where interviews were conducted and observations made in relation to the system, the paper makes the case that such use of ICTs is contributing to human development and subsequently helping to meet some of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). This paper therefore makes the case that ZEPRS, one of a first of its kind in sub-Saharan Africa, is a good example of a programme that is being used to meet United Nations (UN) MDGs, of which enhancement of health is one of them. en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa en
dc.subject ICTs en
dc.subject ZEPRS project en
dc.subject healthcare en
dc.subject Africa Information Society Initiative en
dc.subject UN Millennium Development Goals en
dc.title Using ICTs to Enhance Healthcare in Zambia en
dc.type Article en
dc.researchgroup Centre for Computing and Social Responsibility en
dc.peerreviewed Yes en

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