Back in September, unnoticed by most people outside of Africa, the Society for Telemedicine and eHealth in Nigeria hosted the second 2-day Pan African Conference on Telemedicine and eHealth (PACTe). The theme was ‘eHealth in Low Resource Settings’. In view of the general economic picture perhaps this is something we should all be thinking about these days.
Generously, the organisers have now made a 125 page conference report freely available, containing much information from the various lectures and presentations. The contents are too long to list here, but can be viewed or downloaded here. Download the full PACTe 2008 report here (2.3Mb pdf). You may, in particular, want to see the sections on the benefits of free, open source software for ehealth.
By the way, the Society for Telemedicine and eHealth in Nigeria is a member (like CST and UKeHA mentioned in a recent Telecare Aware story) of the Swiss-based International Society for Telemedicine and eHealth.