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Kenya: Electronic record-keeping saves lives

WHO/Evelyn Hockstein

The Mosoriot HIV clinic is one of 18 rural clinics in western Kenya pioneering standardized, electronic record-keeping. In the past, only paper records were kept - which meant that if files were lost, or patients moved without them, there was no record of their critical health information. The programme, which now serves 40 000 patients, was developed through a partnership between Moi University in Eldoret and Indiana University, with assistance from WHO.

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