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eHealth in Zimbabwe, a Case of Techno-Social Development

Abstract : This paper presents a transdisciplinary eHealth narrative as it appears to health professionals, information and communication technology experts, and health practitioners in Zimbabwe. Harvesting from rich experiences and focus group discussions, the embedded authors present how various traditions position eHealth. Reflecting upon the genesis of the multiple perspectives – anthropological, computer science, medical, among others – this paper presents a practice of eHealth in Zimbabwe. The paper serves as a rationale for aligning eHealth with people, processes, systems and categorisations that consider the local cultures, the local way of meaning-making, and value local systems.
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Trymore Chawurura, Ronald Manhibi, Janneke Van Dijk, Gertjan Van Stam. eHealth in Zimbabwe, a Case of Techno-Social Development. 15th International Conference on Social Implications of Computers in Developing Countries (ICT4D), May 2019, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. pp.15-26, ⟨10.1007/978-3-030-18400-1_2⟩. ⟨hal-02285275⟩



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