What we Do

The South African Health Informatics Association (SAHIA), one of the oldest health informatics associations in Africa, was formed in 1982.

Focus Areas

  • To represent South African Health Informatics nationally and internationally, notably through the International Medical Informatics Association (IMIA) of which SAHIA is a member.
  • Striving for the recognition of Health Informatics as a specialty registrable with professional health councils in South Africa
  • Stimulating appropriate conditions of service for Health Informaticians
  • Participating in the definition of standards of education and professionalism of Health Informatics at Universities, Schools of Public Health and Technical Universities
  • Promoting human resource development in Health Informatics