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

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Ibrahim A. Mwammenywa 1,* Shubi F. Kaijage 2

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

2. The University of Dar es Salaam, P. O. Box 35131, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

* Corresponding author.


Received: 1 May 2018 / Revised: 2 Jul. 2018 / Accepted: 12 Aug. 2018 / Published: 8 Nov. 2018

Index Terms

Mobile Health (m-health), HIV/AIDS Healthcare Information, Online HIV/AIDS Healthcare Information, Functional Requirements, Non-functional Requirements


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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Ibrahim A. Mwammenywa, Shubi F. Kaijage, "HIV/AIDS Healthcare Information Delivery in Tanzania using Integrated Mobile Application and Web-based System: System’s Functional and Non-functional Requirements", International Journal of Information Technology and Computer Science(IJITCS), Vol.10, No.11, pp.30-38, 2018. DOI:10.5815/ijitcs.2018.11.03


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