From the International Medical Informatics Association

Developing Medical Informatics in D R Congo

Mr Eustache Muteba Ayumba, Researcher-Lecturer and IMIA Corresponding Member from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DR Congo) DR Congo, reports that he organised and chaired a meeting on December 24, 2010, to explore a number of themes in health and medical informatics. The meeting was held at the conference room of Giezela Coffee in Kinshasa and specially with the Minister’s Adviser of Public Health.

Among the themes that were explored in the meeting, and of particular relevance to the development of health and medical informatics in DR Congo, were teaching of medical informatics; computerization of hospitals and pharmacies; infomatisation of medical records and data protection; medical imaging; telemedicine, eHealth and Health Informatics Network; information systems and National Provincial Sanitary; computers and biomedical research; medical software; and modern medical equipments.

Mr Eustache Muteba Ayumba hopes to organise other meetings and perhaps a conference on health and medical informatics in DR Congo. If anyone is interested in helping within the country or region, they can contact him directly at

IMIA Corresponding members are individuals who reside in countries that do not (yet) have an appropriate organization eligible to become an IMIA Member Society. Membership is subject to approval by the IMIA Board and General Assembly. The aim is to help in development of health and medical informatics within such countries, and in particular the growth of a local society.

January 4, 2011 - Posted by | Africa, IMIA | , ,

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