Ime Asangansi is a medical doctor, health information systems researcher, software developer and architect. His primary interests are in the design of scalable and sustainable health information systems in low-resource settings as well as free and open source software for health systems.
The health systems in the developing world are largely dilapidated and in need of a serious fix. Ime believes that most health system problems can be understood and solved using a systems approach – understanding the ‘whole’. Health managers need to utilize all the tools available within and outside the health domain. Prominent among these tools are those evolving from the information and communications technologies…One interesting area he is currently developing is mHealth, the use of mobile phones for health – at the individual, community and hospital levels.
He has experience working on the health management information systems in many developing countries. He is a research fellow at the University of Oslo, Norway and is grateful for support from NORAD, the World Health Organization (WHO), Health Metrics Network, the Canadian International Development Research Centre (IDRC), Norwegian Research Council and UK DFID through the PRRINN-MNCH Project.
He resides in the beautiful port city of Port Harcourt, and enjoys photography, travel and just ‘gisting’.
If you will like to contact him, he will be excited to hear from you… Leave comments here, drop a mail at imeasangansi_at_gmail.com…and you can even meet him on linkedin or twitter @imeasangansi!