A health information system with GIS capacity for WHO/Rwanda
Author(s)/Corporate Author (s)Sartori, G.;
United Nations. Economic Commission for Africa;
African Statistical Association (ASFA).;
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The mission achieved two major objectives: A new Health Information System was set up and is now run by personnel of the Ministry of Health Rwanda. Reports are printed out and distributed both to the international community, and to health workers. These reports, so far, are the only publication issued on regular basis by a Rwandese institution. The second achievement is related to the features of the package which was built to this purpose: the software was though and designed for computer-illiterate people, tailored to local needs and skills, and built specifically to accommodate a medical way of thinking.