e-Infrastructure and e-Services for Developing Countries. 8th International Conference, AFRICOMM 2016, Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, December 6-7, 2016, Proceedings

Research Article

GIS Initiatives in Health Management in Malawi: Opportunities to Share Knowledge

  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.1007/978-3-319-66742-3_25,
        author={Patrick Chikumba and Patrick Naphini},
        title={GIS Initiatives in Health Management in Malawi: Opportunities to Share Knowledge},
        proceedings={e-Infrastructure and e-Services for Developing Countries. 8th International Conference, AFRICOMM 2016, Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, December 6-7, 2016, Proceedings},
        proceedings_a={AFRICOMM},
        year={2017},
        month={10},
        keywords={Health management GIS initiatives Knowledge Knowledge sharing},
        doi={10.1007/978-3-319-66742-3_25}
    }
    
  • Patrick Chikumba
    Patrick Naphini
    Year: 2017
    GIS Initiatives in Health Management in Malawi: Opportunities to Share Knowledge
    AFRICOMM
    Springer
    DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-66742-3_25
Patrick Chikumba1,*, Patrick Naphini2,*
  • 1: University of Oslo
  • 2: Ministry of Health
*Contact email: pchikumba@poly.ac.mw, pnaphini@gmail.com

Abstract

Knowledge is recognized as the most important resource in organisations including public organisations and its management is considered critical to organizational success. The literature suggests the development of indigenous knowledge as one of characteristics of the successful GIS implementation in developing countries. The topic of knowledge has been discussed extensively in the information system and organisation literature but much is written about managing knowledge is important to organisations and little on knowledge is identified, captured, shared, and used within organisations. As a contribution to ‘, this paper discusses opportunities of sharing knowledge in the GIS implementation in health management through some initiatives in Malawi. We can confidently say that there are a number of GIS implementation activities in the health sector in Malawi which are important for knowledge sharing but they are not utilised as expected.