Ibrahim A. Mwammenywa

Work place: Nelson Mandela – African Institution of Science and Technology, P. O. Box 447, Arusha, Tanzania

E-mail: mwammenywai@nm-aist.ac.tz


Research Interests: Computational Engineering, Engineering


Ibrahim A. Mwammenywa is an ICT specialist and researcher in the ICT fields particularly in electronic health (e-health) and mobile applications. Currently, he is pursuing Master’s Degree in Information and Communications Science and Engineering (ICSE) at the Nelson Mandela - African Institution of Science and Technology (NM-AIST).

He received his Bachelor’s Degree in Telecommunications Engineering in 2014 at the University of Dar es Salaam (UDSM) and in the same year being registered by the Engineering Registration Boards (ERB) of Tanzania as a graduate engineer. He then worked with the state-owned telecommunications company, Tanzania Telecommunication Company Limited (TTCL); before joined the UDSM to work as the academician in December 2015.

Author Articles
HIV/AIDS Healthcare Information Delivery in Tanzania using Integrated Mobile Application and Web-based System: System’s Functional and Non-functional Requirements

By Ibrahim A. Mwammenywa Shubi F. Kaijage

DOI: https://doi.org/10.5815/ijitcs.2018.11.03, Pub. Date: 8 Nov. 2018

This study examines the functional requirements (FR) and non-functional requirements (NFR) for development of an integrated mobile application and a web-based system for enhancement of HIV/AIDS healthcare information delivery in Tanzania. The study was conducted in Dar es Salaam city in Tanzania. The unstructured interview was carried-out involving 45 people, among them, there were selected relevant users of the proposed system, Information Technologists, System Administrators and HIV/AIDS healthcare practitioners from the HIV/AIDS Care and Treatment Centers (CTCs) in district referral hospitals in Dar es Salaam. The captured requirements were classified into functional and non-functional requirements, the functional requirements were then graphically analyzed using the use case diagram, which was done by using starUML computer software. These findings can be used as the foundation’s building block for the development of a mobile application and web-based system for HIV/AIDS healthcare information delivery services.

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Towards Enhancing Access of HIV/AIDS Healthcare Information in Tanzania: Is a Mobile Application Platform a Way Forward?

By Ibrahim A. Mwammenywa Shubi F. Kaijage

DOI: https://doi.org/10.5815/ijitcs.2018.07.04, Pub. Date: 8 Jul. 2018

This survey study evaluates the peoples’ acceptance and comfortability on accessing the HIV/AIDS healthcare information through visiting HIV/AIDS Care and Treatment Centers (CTCs). Furthermore, the survey examines whether a mobile application platform can be the way forward towards enhancing HIV/AIDS healthcare information delivery in Tanzania. This study was conducted in Dar es Salaam city in Tanzania. The structured questionnaire-based survey was carried-out involving a total of 208 respondents, among them, 45 were the HIV/AIDS healthcare practitioners. The collected data were analyzed by using WEKA and Python computer programming software. The study findings indicated that: 24.5% of the respondents claimed that they were not comfortable going to HIV/AIDS CTCs indicating that they were afraid of being exposed and stigmatized; almost one-third (31.3%) of respondents prefer to seek HIV/AIDS related information from online sources; 78.5% of respondents preferred to have an official mobile application for access the HIV/AIDS healthcare information; 64.4% of HIV/AIDS practitioners indicated the need of having a mobile application platform for HIV/AIDS healthcare information delivery; and more than two-third of HIV/AIDS practitioners claimed to be able to serve people with HIV/AIDS healthcare information online. It is concluded that there is a need for the HIV/AIDS healthcare providers to have a mobile application platform for HIV/AIDS healthcare information delivery. The mobile application platform will consequently help people to confidentially access the HIV/AIDS healthcare information in their mobile electronic gadgets frequently without fear of being exposed as if they would frequently visit CTCs.

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