e-Infrastructure and e-Services for Developing Countries. Third International ICST Conference, AFRICOMM 2011, Zanzibar, Tanzania, November 23-24, 2011, Revised Selected Papers

Research Article

On Development of a Collaborative ICT Infrastructure for Online HIV/AIDS Advisory Service Provision

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.1007/978-3-642-29093-0_19,
        author={Simon Msanjila},
        title={On Development of a Collaborative ICT Infrastructure for Online HIV/AIDS Advisory Service Provision},
        proceedings={e-Infrastructure and e-Services for Developing Countries. Third International ICST Conference, AFRICOMM 2011, Zanzibar, Tanzania, November 23-24, 2011, Revised Selected Papers},
        proceedings_a={AFRICOMM},
        year={2012},
        month={5},
        keywords={ICT HIV/AIDS advisory services CIHAAS infrastructure},
        doi={10.1007/978-3-642-29093-0_19}
    }
    
  • Simon Msanjila
    Year: 2012
    On Development of a Collaborative ICT Infrastructure for Online HIV/AIDS Advisory Service Provision
    AFRICOMM
    Springer
    DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-29093-0_19
Simon Msanjila1,*
  • 1: Mzumbe University
*Contact email: simon.msanjila@gmail.com

Abstract

The initiatives to combat the spread of HIV/AIDS across African society have been following different approaches ranging from workshops and seminars to posters across streets. One of the main challenges has been on the dissemination of relevant information related to HIV/AIDS advices to the appropriate in demand users. However, the advances in ICT have not been benefited in this area and particularly in developing economy countries. This paper first provides an understanding of needs and challenges for developing an online infrastructure (Collaborative Infrastructure for HIV/AIDS Advisory Services – CIHAAS system) that can facilitate the provision of HIV/AIDS advisory services to youths. It also addresses requirement identification, specification of services and functionalities of the proposed ICT infrastructure, and finally, it presents architectural design of the proposed system.