CHAI: Climate Change Adaptation and ICT

The Climate Change Adaptation and ICT (CHAI) project, a partnership including FHI 360, Uganda Chartered HealthNet (UCH), the Ministry of Water and Environment, Makerere University, and the International Development Research Centre (IDRC), is being piloted in Soroti, Nakasongola, Rakai, and Sembabule districts located in  Uganda's “cattle corridor”. 

For additional information read the Press Release, Policy Brief, and Scidev.net article

Nurses Improve Patient Care Using Smartphones

SATELLIFE, and project partners, disseminated the successful outcomes of the Mobile Health Information System project conducted in Port Elizabeth, South Africa. 

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ICT for Health

SATELLIFE has been a pioneer in promoting the use of information technology for better health in low-resource environments. That tradition continues today with the use of mobile computing devices for data collection and information dissemination.  More...



ICT Projects

Uganda Health Information Network (UHIN)  Supports health workers to collect data and access information using PDAs and the local celllular network.

SATELLIFE has just concluded its successful 7 year UHIN project in Uganda. The Ministry of Health is incorporating the use of mobile IT to support data exchange and continuing provider education in the country. Read Press Release; articles in The New Vision, New Science Journalism

Mozambique Health Information Network (MHIN)  Improves capacity to collect, transmit and report data using PDAs and the local cellular network.

GATHERdata™ A powerful tool that turns data collected on mobiles into useful information, with real time access, automated analysis and reporting.

GUIDE™ A content management system for converting very large clinical and health documents into a format for mobile computing devices.

Improve patient care > Save Lives

Every day, people in poor countries die unnecessarily from infectious diseases - malaria, tuberculosis, HIV/AIDS, pneumonia and diarrhea - as health workers do not have access to reliable information.  SATELLIFE's free health e-newsletters and discussion groups meet this need:

HealthNet News  Receive e-newsletters to improve clinical and public health practice with content selected from peer-reviewed journals.

Health Discussion Groups  Engage in global dialogue everyday with your colleagues on important health issues.

Essential Health Links  Access more than 700 health/medical websites containing relevant content for low income and emerging countries.