Role of Pharmaceutical companies in the digital health industry of Uganda

Role of Pharmaceutical companies in the digital health industry of Uganda Digital health is on the rise. Just last year 2018 $7.9 billion dollars were invested in 585 digital health companies. It’s clearly the way forward, offering better patient outcomes, lower costs and broader consumer access to care. Pharmaceutical companies are eager to join the … Continue reading Role of Pharmaceutical companies in the digital health industry of Uganda

Challenges faced by mHealth Technologies in Uganda

 Almost 24.8m or 70.9 per cent of Ugandans own mobile phones, a report by the National Information Technology Authority Uganda (NITA-U), has revealed. The report dubbed the National IT Survey 2017/2018, sampled 2,700 people among government ministries, departments, agencies, local governments and households across the country in 2017. The Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) 2014 Access … Continue reading Challenges faced by mHealth Technologies in Uganda

What are the Benefits of Using Mobile Phones in Health Service Delivery of Uganda

Through the  National ICT Policy, the government of Uganda considered the incorporation of ICTs into the health sector. ICT tools include mobile phones, computers, tablets, etc. The Government of Uganda, through the Ministry of Health (MoH)’s 4Health Sector Strategic Plan (HSSP) III, also embraced ICT as a key tool for enhancing the quality of health … Continue reading What are the Benefits of Using Mobile Phones in Health Service Delivery of Uganda

Evidence from the field (health facility case studies) in Uganda

In terms of scope, the four districts covered per region are; Mbale (Eastern region), Gulu (Northern region), Kabarole (Western region), and Kampala (Central region). These are districts identified for potential pilot or trial of a comprehensive and integrated digitalized medical record system by Infotower East Africa/Uganda. High volume health facilities (hospitals – both referral and … Continue reading Evidence from the field (health facility case studies) in Uganda