Nurse Sister Goretti Athieno
MIFUMI Health Center
Nurse Sister Goretti Athieno is Nurse-in-charge at the Mifumi Health Center.
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She has played and continues to play an indispensable role in mentoring and advising students, educating patients, and ultimately assessing, through her reports to the district health office, whether the information intervention continues to support malaria prevention and treatment behaviors and contribute toward a positive difference in the morbidity and mortality of malaria in the village.
Regional translations: MedlinePlus for Africa tutorial on malaria
Daniel Hama has a law degree from Makerere University but found his calling in project management for capacity building organizations.
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“In order for desirable change to happen, there needs to be a critical mass of right thinking people willing to work together.”
Luminosa Creative Services, Jack Chirieleison
African pathologist mapping project
Jack Chirieleison is the owner of Luminosa Creative Services, developing web-based applications, designing databases and creating high-impact graphics for a wide range of clients.
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Jack’s clients have included the National Library of Medicine, George Mason University, the US Department of Justice and The Cochrane Collaboration. Trained in theatre and communication at the University of Maryland, Jack was also a professional actor for more than 30 years and is a published playwright. For several years Luminosa worked directly with Julia, designing and maintaining an online multimedia archive of more than a decade of international programs sponsored by the National Library of Medicine.
Simon Ndira, PhD
Digital Pen Project
Dr. Simon Ndira holds a degree in Organization and Information Management from the University of Applied Sciences in Ludwigshafen, Germany and a PhD in Medical Informatics from the Institute of Biometry and Medical Informatics, Heidelberg University, Germany.
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Simon is a Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP) and held the CISA (Certified Information Systems Auditor) certificate for over 5 years. He has a consultancy background with over 13 years work experience with multi-national companies supporting clientele from diverse industries, including the health sector, in the areas of IT products design, development and deployment; information risk management; information systems audits, information security; planning, monitoring and evaluation; quality assurance and project management.
Simon is the founder and architect of the EHR, electronic Health Management Information System – www.ehmis.org, and is currently the long term IT expert leading the deployment of the National Health Information Systems Infrastructure of Algeria, as part of the Health Sector Reform Project financed by the European Union.
MedlinePlus for Africa tutorial on malaria
Ken Nek is a fine artist and musician who has worked professionally since 2003.
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Videos: Voices of Change
Tony Ngunjiri is a cinematographer and the principal of Sarton Screen Pictures Ltd, a digital film and video production house in Nairobi, Kenya, specializing in commercials, documentaries, music videos, and independent films.
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Ronnie Ogwang and Charles Isabirye
Why people don’t use bednets
Ronnie Ogwang and Charles Isabirye have worked closely with Ms. Royall since 2007 on the presentation of information for health workers and villagersin the rural areas of East Africa.
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Both Ronnie and Charles hold Bachelors of Industrial and Fine Arts (Hon) diplomas from Makerere University.
At Ro Wang Studio, Ronnie focuses on his fine art, graphic design, and photography. His workhas been exhibited at Tulifanya and Afri art galleries in Kampala, Uganda and K Banana Hill and Fotisio art galleries in Nairobi, Kenya. He has also contributed to group exhibitions in Germany and Australia.
Ronnie features women as subject matter, recognizing their force in shaping society. “I pay special tribute to the unconditional love and support women give to the society they live in. Women are not only mothers, but mentors of society.”
Charles is a multimedia artist, working in illustration and graphic design. He brings together humor and understanding of human nature to create effective illustrations for disease prevention and treatment. He also works with commercial clients in advertising and communication design including Rwandair, Bank of Uganda, and Fountain Publishers.
“Interacting and working with people from various societies, of different age groups and race have taught me that in life, it’s not about how good you are but rather how great you become. Keep Learning 🙂 “.
Chris Olola, PhD
MIMCom (Multilateral Initiative on Malaria Communications Network)
Dr. Chris Olola is a biomedical informatician. Julia first worked with Chris when he was the Regional Data Coordinator for the Severe Malaria in African Children (SMAC) Clinical Network–a network with agencies in Kenya, Malawi, Gabon, Gambia, and Ghana.
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Chris has always been ready to lend a hand with data workshops, training, data management, analysis and interpretation, research conduct and publications, and programmatic ventures into new territories.
Chris is from Kenya and has over 23 years of experience in the application and evaluation of informatics in healthcare and research (in the prehospital care/dispatch and in-hospital environments). Since attaining his PhD (biomedical informatics)from the University of Utah, USA, in 2010, Chris has become Director of Research & informatics at the International Academies of Emergency Dispatch -IAED(www.emergencydispatch.org). He publishes widely and is the Founder/Editor-in-Chief of a peer-reviewed research journal (www.aedrjournal.org). Dr Olola is also a founder member of the Kenya Health Informatics Association (www.kehia.org) and Founder/Editor-in-Chief of its research journal.
Tom Oluoch, PhD
Tom Oluoch is Deputy Branch Chief – Health Systems and Evaluation – for US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Nairobi and received his PhD in medical informatics from the University of Amsterdam in the Netherlands.