Current State of ICT in Healthcare Delivery in Developing Countries


  • Adebayo Omotosho Landmark University
  • Peace Ayegba
  • Justice Emuoyibofarhe
  • Christoph Meinel



e-health, developing countries, framework, ICT, healthcare


Electronic health is one of the most popular applications of information and communication technologies and it has contributed immensely to health delivery through the provision of quality health service and ubiquitous access at a lower cost. Even though this mode of health service is increasingly becoming known or used in developing nations, these countries are faced with a myriad of challenges when implementing and deploying e-health services on both small and large scale. It is estimated that the Africa population alone carries the highest percentage of the world’s global diseases despite its certain level of e-health adoption. This paper aims at analyzing the progress so far and the current state of e-health in developing countries particularly Africa and propose a framework for further improvement.

Author Biography

Adebayo Omotosho, Landmark University

Adebayo Omotosho is a lecturer in the Department of Computer Science, Landmark University, Omu-Aran. He received his PhD in Computer Science at Ladoke Akintola University of Technology in 2016. He is a Seasoned Computer Programmer and has taken part in a number of programming competitions in C/C++/C#. He is a member of the Nigeria Computer Society (NCS), Computer Professional [Registration Council] of Nigeria (CPN), Computer Science Teachers Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), and International Association of Computer Science and Information Technology. His research interests are health informatics, computer security, machine learning and biometrics. 




How to Cite

Omotosho, A., Ayegba, P., Emuoyibofarhe, J., & Meinel, C. (2019). Current State of ICT in Healthcare Delivery in Developing Countries. International Journal of Online and Biomedical Engineering (iJOE), 15(08), pp. 91–107.