ICTs for Equal Access to Human Resources in Health in Francophone Africa

Making use of information and communication technology (ICT) to ensure equitable access to health services in developing countries is becoming more and more feasible. Since the conference, Bridges to African Development via the Internet (Bamako, 2000), several ICT initiatives have appeared in Mali, such as the telemedicine project undertaken by REIMICOM, the Malian information network on medical information and communication, and the teleradiology project, IKON.

This grant aims to better understand how ICTs can facilitate equitable distribution of health personnel. It will do so by reinforcing and consolidating ongoing research activities at CERTES, the centre for expertise and research in telemedicine and e-health, a REIMICOM project.

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Start Date

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

End Date

Friday, May 24, 2013


36 months

IDRC Officer

Larocque, Renee

Total funding

CA$ 335,305


North of Sahara, South of Sahara, Mali


Maternal and Child Health

Project Leader

Cheik Oumar Bagayoko

Project Leader

Abdel Kader Traoré


Réseau Informatique Malien d'Information et de Communication Médicale

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