Integrating Patient Communities with Social Media and Health Information Technology for Therapeutics Development and Implementation Research in Zimbabwe
CIGBS works with the Zvandiri support program in Harare who
created this Youtube video targeted at HIV-positive children and
adolescents. The center also plans to pair with local
researchers in Zimbabwe using social media to transform the
Parirenyatwa Hospital’s PARI group into a virtual
community-based patient support network
In addition to various social network platforms that maintain psychosocial support, participants will wear devices that monitor their health, transferring the data to a central collection site. Researchers will analyze the data and electronic medical records, using the information to improve health conditions.
Several videos created by the Zvandiri Support group follow showing their work with the community.