Haji receives the best paper award at HIS 2014

Haji Ali, a PhD student with the HPI research school in ICT4D presented a paper at the 3rd International Conference on Health Information Science (HIS 2014) in China, ShenzhenShenzhen is the 5th largest city in China established in 1979 and considered one of the fastest-growing cities in the world. Shenzhen is called a city of innovation that has unique highways, a long bridge about 4770m, under mountain roads and incredible southern Chinese culture. 

The aim of the paper is to present the work that was carried out to investigate mobile graphic reminder applications that can support tuberculosis patients in their treatment process. Visual communication is a method of communication using visual elements, which is suggested to be more effective than text or voice, and has the additional advantage that it, can also be used by who are unable to read. In this paper, the findings of a user requirements study, which was conducted at MnaziMmoja Hospital in Zanzibar, are presented. In a cross-sectional study, twenty nine people including TB patients and TB Health care workers were interviewed. The findings show that participants agreed that the use of mobile graphic-based communications could support TB patients in their treatment.The contribution of this work is the process to investigate and develop a new mobile graphic-based application for push notification services that are literacy-level and language agnostic.

Haji Ali received the best paper award for the paper that was presented and titled "Mobile graphic-based communication: Investigating reminder notifications to support tuberculosis treatment in Africa".

HIS 2014