Accessing and managing open medical resources in Africa over the Internet

Hussein, Rada and Khalifa, Aly and Jiménez Castellanos, Ana and Calle Velasco, Guillermo de la and Ramírez Robles, Máximo and Crespo del Arco, Jose and Pérez del Rey, David and García Remesal, Miguel and Anguita Sanchez, Alberto and Alonso Calvo, Raul and Iglesia Jimenez, Diana de la and Barreiro Sorrivas, Jose Maria and Maojo Garcia, Victor Manuel (2014). Accessing and managing open medical resources in Africa over the Internet. In: "International Conference of Computational Methods in Sciences and Engineering 2014 (ICCMSE-2014)", 4-7 Apr 2014, Atenas, Grecia. ISBN 978-0-7354-1255-2. pp. 786-789.

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Title: Accessing and managing open medical resources in Africa over the Internet
Author/s:
  • Hussein, Rada
  • Khalifa, Aly
  • Jiménez Castellanos, Ana
  • Calle Velasco, Guillermo de la
  • Ramírez Robles, Máximo
  • Crespo del Arco, Jose
  • Pérez del Rey, David
  • García Remesal, Miguel
  • Anguita Sanchez, Alberto
  • Alonso Calvo, Raul
  • Iglesia Jimenez, Diana de la
  • Barreiro Sorrivas, Jose Maria
  • Maojo Garcia, Victor Manuel
Item Type: Presentation at Congress or Conference (Other)
Event Title: International Conference of Computational Methods in Sciences and Engineering 2014 (ICCMSE-2014)
Event Dates: 4-7 Apr 2014
Event Location: Atenas, Grecia
Title of Book: AIP Conference Proceedings
Date: 2014
ISBN: 978-0-7354-1255-2
Subjects:
Faculty: E.T.S. de Ingenieros Informáticos (UPM)
Department: Inteligencia Artificial
Creative Commons Licenses: Recognition - No derivative works - Non commercial

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Abstract

Recent commentaries have proposed the advantages of using open exchange of data and informatics resources for improving health-related policies and patient care in Africa. Yet, in many African regions, both private medical and public health information systems are still unaffordable. Open exchange over the social Web 2.0 could encourage more altruistic support of medical initiatives. We have carried out some experiments to demonstrate the feasibility of using this approach to disseminate open data and informatics resources in Africa. After the experiments we developed the AFRICA BUILD Portal, the first Social Network for African biomedical researchers. Through the AFRICA BUILD Portal users can access in a transparent way to several resources. Currently, over 600 researchers are using distributed and open resources through this platform committed to low connections.

Funding Projects

TypeCodeAcronymLeaderTitle
FP7266474AFRICA BUILDUniversidad Politécnica de MadridBuilding a Research and Education Infrastructure for Africa

More information

Item ID: 37160
DC Identifier: http://oa.upm.es/37160/
OAI Identifier: oai:oa.upm.es:37160
Official URL: http://scitation.aip.org/content/aip/proceeding/aipcp/10.1063/1.4897849
Deposited by: Memoria Investigacion
Deposited on: 24 Sep 2015 11:56
Last Modified: 18 Jan 2019 11:44
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