Special Talk

African eHealth and the cases of Blended Learning and Clinical Mentoring in rural Zimbabwe

Monday, 2018/09/17, 15:00 h

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The dominant story of eHealth will be challenged by locally developed models derived from an African understanding of its various contexts, vocabulary and mediation of access. This model involves, among others, social theories on decolonisation, technical theories on system diversity, African philosophies based value epistemologies (e.g. the Big Five). The potency of locally developed models will be shown by the presentation of two ongoing eHealth projects under the management of Zimbabwe’s Ministry of Health and Child Care and SolidarMed: 1. a morphing of Zimbabwe’s HIV Integrated Training into Blended Learning for all health professionals in Zimbabwe, and 2. the development of a digital Clinical Mentoring platform for the professional mentoring support of health institutes in the pheriphery of Zimbabwe.

Event organizer: ISPM Bern
Speaker: Gertjan van Stam (PhD-Culture Studies (NL), MTech-ICT and Build Environment (RSA), and Telecommunication Engineer)
Date: 2018/09/17
Time: 15:00 - 16:00 h
Locality: Seminar room 220, 2rd floor
ISPM
Mittelstrasse 43
3012 Bern
Characteristics: open to the public
free of charge