mHealth4Afrika - Lessons Learnt and Good Practices from Co-Designing Technology Solutions for Resource Constrained Environments

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The IEEE Humanitarian Technologies Board Ad Hoc Committee on SIGHT Best Practices is cooperating with a number of IEEE OUs including IEEE SSIT IST-Africa SIGHT, IEEE Philadelphia Section SIGHT, IEEE Bahrain Section SIGHT, IEEE Karachi SIGHT and IEEE UK and Ireland SSIT Chapter to organise this Lecture as part of a Series of Best Practice Lectures.

IEEE Members, SIGHT Members, SSIT Members as well as non-IEEE Members are invited to Register and participate. IEEE Members should include their IEEE Membership Number when registering.

This Webinar will take place online at 10am Eastern Time / 2pm GMT on Tuesday 31 October. Click here to convert to your local time

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This SSIT Distinguished Lecture (DL) by Miriam Cunningham (IST-Africa Institute, Ireland) shares lessons learnt and good practices from mHealth4Afrika related to the co-design of an appropriate technological solution to address healthcare challenges in resource constrained environments.

Supported by the European Commission, mHealth4Afrika co-designed and validated a state-of-the-art modular, extensible and multilingual standards based health information system to support strengthening primary healthcare delivery in resource constrained environments in Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi and South Africa.

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  • Date: 31 Oct 2023
  • Time: 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
  • All times are (UTC-04:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)
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  • Starts 26 July 2023 01:18 PM
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Miriam Cunningham


Miriam Cunningham is Head of Research, IST-Africa Institute. Miriam is a Senior technology and innovation expert with over 25 years experience working with education and research, industry and government organisations (including the European Commission and World Bank). Miriam specialises in contributing to policy analysis, research capacity building, adaptation and implementation of appropriate technology in low resource environments.

Miriam has extensive practical experience undertaking needs assessment, evaluating, monitoring and assessing of Research and Innovation (R&I) projects in Europe and Africa as well as field experience creating, implementing and managing large scale cross-border digital technology innovation oriented projects in Europe and Africa.

Miriam is an active IEEE volunteer with several leadership roles including IEEE SSIT Board of Governors, IEEE SSIT UK and Ireland Chapter Chair and 2023 IEEE Humanitarian Technologies Board Member chairing the Ad Hoc Committee on SIGHT Best Practices.


10am - 10:40am ET / 2pm - 2:40pm GMT Introduction and Presentation

10:40 - 11am ET / 2:40pm - 3pm GMT Discussion, Q&A