A study of the preconditions for asustainable implementation of a digitalhealth system in Uganda

University essay from KTH/Skolan för datavetenskap och kommunikation (CSC); KTH/Skolan för datavetenskap och kommunikation (CSC); KTH/Skolan för datavetenskap och kommunikation (CSC)

Author: Johan GÅrdstedt; Noa Julin; Johannes TÖrnqvist; [2013]

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Abstract:

The purpose of this thesis is to investigate the preconditions for an implemented

and 100% financed aid project within the healthcare in Uganda. The project is a

digital medical record system developed with ICT to facilitate and improve the

different tasks performed in the healthcare.

Focus has been on future development and how to properly adapt the system to fit

the preconditions in order to achieve self-sufficiency and less reliability on

support from abroad.

Research has been made on how the preconditions found in Uganda can be

utilized for a sustainable project.

The main source of information for this thesis comes from conducted field studies

in Uganda consisting of observations at a health clinic, general observations of

the country, its inhabitants and interviews with experts within the field of ICT4D

in Uganda.

Conclusions from the results points out modern technology as a less important

key-factor in the achievement of a sustainable ICT-project within the healthcare

in Uganda.

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