What we Do

The group was launched at the 9th HELINA conference in Ghana and confirmed as an official Working Group under the Leadership of Dr. Georges Nguefack-Tsague at the HELINA General Assembly meeting on Sunday 8th March 2015.

The format of the Working Group is through work sets, consisting of members who have volunteered to give their time and expertise in specific planned activity on behalf of HELINA. Each work set has a responsible coordinator. The role of the coordinator is to recruit and manage the activities and projects within the work sets and prepare progress reports for the Chair to present to both HELINA Board and HELINA General Assembly when requested.

Activities of work set One: Analysing Demographics and Health Surveys (DHS) data in various African countries. The Demographic and Health Surveys (DHS) Program has collected accurate and representative data on population, health, HIV, and nutrition through many African countries. This tremendous amount of information is freely available to the public and is underutilized. The objective of this work set is to promote the use of data mining techniques to analyze DHS data in various African countries.

Focus Areas

  • Promoting data mining and big data analytics in Africa;
  • Promoting the secondary use of big data;
  • Strengthening stakeholders in health informatics in Africa with practical (software-based) skills in data mining and big data analytics.

Our Activities

Join Data Mining and Big Data Analytics Working Group (DM&BD-WG)

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