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Title: Community Participation in Health Informatics in Africa: An Experiment in Tripartite Partnership in Ile-Ife, Nigeria
Authors: Korpela, Mikko
Soriyan, H.A.
Olufokunbi, K.C.
Onayade, A.A.
Davies-Adetugbo, Anita
Adesanmi, Duro
Keywords: Africa;communities;health information systems;participation
Issue Date: 1998
Publisher: Springer
metadata.dc.relation.ispartof: Computer Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW): Vol. 7
metadata.mci.reference.pages: 339-358
Series/Report no.: Computer Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW)
Abstract: Participatory Design has mainly been practiced in Europe and North America. Our seven-year experience in Nigeria suggests that user participation is also a must in developing countries. However, the scope of participation needs to be expanded. For instance, in health informatics the communities served by the health facility in question need to be involved along with computer professionals and health providers. This paper presents the results of an experiment in tripartite partnership in systems design for Primary Health Care by designers, users/providers, and community representatives in Ile-Ife, Nigeria. The experience was extremely encouraging.
metadata.dc.identifier.doi: 10.1023/A:1008695307062
ISSN: 1573-7551
Appears in Collections:JCSCW Vol. 07 (1998)

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