Makerere University in partnership with the Ministry of Health and Ministry of ICT, Government of Uganda are engaged in an ICT4Manpower Project. The aim of the project is to provide improved effectiveness of health systems and empowerment of healthcare communities in Uganda for better health outcomes of rural population using information and communication technologies.
The overall goal of the project is to improve the information flow from the community to the district and the regional levels of the health care system for improved healthcare delivery in Uganda using information and communication technologies (ICTs)
To achieve this goal the project will have to attain four outcomes over the next three years: Put in place the necessary E-infrastructure with support from Uganda Communications Commission (UCC); Install an effective Electronic Health Record Management system; Create a unique patient ID system; and Establish an Electronic Patient Referral and Feedback system.
Makerere University is supporting this project by providing technical expertise from three key faculties. These are Faculty of Computing and Informatics Technology, Makerere College of Health Sciences, and Faculty of Technology. Through this project capacity will be developed to support the future roll out of the project to other districts in Uganda.