Databases

Creating for today often means using a data set - whether the data is crowdsourced, gathered via a web form, or collected in a traditional survey. We will explore a variety of ways to create and share sets of data.

Medical students at Makerere University's Faculty of Medicine in Uganda are using digital pens to collect data. The team is conducting an observational survey and are gathering data about how 300 families in Mifumi, a village in the eastern district of Tororo, are using bed nets to fight against malaria carrying mosquitoes. Read more here at the National Library of Medicine. If you want to learn more about malaria see the malaria electronic tutorial—the first MedlinePlus African Tutorial on Malaria for Africa. The data collected from Mifumi will be sent into the Electronic Health Management Information System which is at Tororo Hospital by Simon Ndira, a computer scientist.