Digital Health Information System in Africa’s resource poor countries: current challenges and opportunities

Mohamud SHEIKH


Inequitable digital advance is widely considered as responsible for the widening gap in health and socioeconomic prosperity of many developing countries, particularly Africa’s resource poor nations. Digital Health Information System, a useful health care delivery tool, has globally evolved rapidly over the past decade alone. Health institutions furnished with state of the art health information system have benefited their service users, through easing of patient health information retrieval, dissemination, exploratory research, and ultimately efficiency of care provision. This review article aims to examine the current challenges and opportunities faced by Africa’s developing countries.


Health information systems; Developing Countries; Digital age; Health Care Delivery; Africa.

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