About Us

Welcome to the African Digital Health Research Institute (ADHRI), a dynamic and pioneering institution dedicated to advancing the future of healthcare in Africa through cutting-edge research, education, and innovation in digital health.

History of ADHRI

African Digital Health Research Institute ( ADHRI) was established in the year 2020 during COVID-19 pandemic at University of Ibadan (UI) by the following three Organisations namely:

  1. International Federation of Health Information Management (IFHIMA African Region) represented by the Regional Director, Dr. Garba Babale Nafada,
  2. Healthcare Informatics Society of Nigeria represented by Owajoba W.A( General Secretary) and Dr.Abubakar Faruk( Vice President (HIM),
  3. Scientific Committee of University of Ibadan Computer Science Department duly represented by Professor Barnabas A. Adeyemo ( HOD of Computer Science Department, University of Ibadan.

It was as a result of Africa, as a Continent being vulnerably ravaged by COVID-19 disease that these three Organisations formed a Memorandum of Understanding ( MOU) to prevent future untimely incident of such diseases through effective and efficient digital health innovation as means of combating such challenge.

Our Aims/Objectives

Conducting research on digital health technologies and their impact on healthcare delivery and patient outcomes.

Developing and testing new digital health interventions and tools to improve healthcare access, efficiency, and quality.

Investigating the ethical, legal, and social implications of digital health technologies.

Collaborating with healthcare providers, industry partners, and policymakers to promote the adoption and implementation of digital health solutions.

Training and educating healthcare professionals and students on the use of digital health technologies.

Disseminating research findings and best practices in digital health through publications, conferences, and online platforms.

Advocating for policies and regulations that support the use of digital health technologies and protect patient privacy and security.

Promoting interdisciplinary collaboration and innovation in the field of digital health research.

Conducting evaluations and assessments of digital health programs and interventions to monitor their effectiveness and impact.

Contributing to the evidence base for digital health by conducting rigorous research studies and evaluating the outcomes of digital health interventions.

Developing a vibrant curriculum of digital health/health informatics for all higher institutions in Africa for undergraduate and postgraduate levels.

Our Vision
Transforming Healthcare, Empowering Communities

At ADHRI, our vision is clear: to revolutionize healthcare across Africa by harnessing the power of digital technologies and data-driven solutions. We believe that through education, research, and collaboration, we can overcome healthcare challenges and empower individuals and communities to lead healthier lives.

Our Mission
Driving Digital Health Excellence for Africa

Our mission is to drive digital health excellence in Africa by:

Conducting Innovative Research:
We are committed to pioneering research that addresses critical healthcare issues in the African context. Our interdisciplinary teams work tirelessly to develop and implement innovative digital health solutions that make a tangible difference.
Nurturing Tomorrow's Leaders:
We provide world-class education and training programs in digital health, equipping the next generation of healthcare professionals, researchers, and innovators with the skills and knowledge they need to drive positive change.
Fostering Collaborative Partnerships:
Collaboration is at the heart of what we do. We work closely with local and international healthcare organizations, academic institutions, industry leaders, and communities to co-create solutions that have a lasting impact.
Promoting Ethical and Inclusive Practices:
We prioritize ethics, privacy, and inclusivity in all our digital health endeavors. We believe in healthcare solutions that respect the dignity and cultural diversity of all individuals.

Our Values

We embrace innovation as a driving force for positive change in healthcare, continuously seeking new ways to solve healthcare challenges.
We strive for excellence in everything we do, from research and education to community engagement and partnerships.
Collaboration is in our DNA. We believe in the power of working together with diverse stakeholders to achieve our shared goals.
We uphold the highest ethical standards in all our activities, ensuring that our work benefits individuals and communities without compromising their privacy or well-being.
We celebrate diversity and inclusivity, recognizing that healthcare solutions must be accessible and relevant to all.