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The Uganda government through a project called “ICT4MPOWER”, the ministry of health will use Isingiro district for pilot studies to try and figure out how Uganda can use ICT to improve the information flow from patients and communities to the regional referral get better health out comes. 

The project which will cost about Ush 4 billion will put in place an electronic patient referral and feedback mechanism.

Dr. Edward Mukooyo, a commissioner in the ministry of health in charge of the project said the ICT4MPOWER will increase the effectiveness of the Ugandan health system and empower community health workers in the Isingiro district and Mbarara region for better health outcomes of the rural population.

“During the three years, the experts will develop an electronic health record and referral system, unique client ID system as well as strategic delivery of eLearning and tele-consultation.  The projects are expected to serve about 400,000 population.”
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