For these in Health Informatics, the identify “Vieira” won’t sound unusual. Immanuel Antonius, professionally often called Don Vieira, is a profitable and unbiased guide who has reached horizons past expectations. The 32-year previous Technoprenuer has ticked off initiatives, which most consultants nonetheless think about as a dream.While he was introduced up in Namibia, his experience and expertise had been by no means restricted to the boundaries. If Namibia is his major residence, his work stations or contracted obligation stations have turn into the secondary residence the place he used to spend most of his days.
As far as his educational background is anxious, he holds an Honors’ diploma in Computer Science, Advanced diploma in Monitoring and Evaluation, certifications on Health Information Systems (HIS) and A masters’ diploma in Biometrics from the University of Paris – Est créteil in France.
Like folks dream of being related to tech giants equivalent to Facebook or Google, he achieved the milestone of serving for comparable giants in the well being sector. Some of his notable associations are with World Health Organization (WHO), Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), United Nations (UN), United States Agency for International Development (USAID), Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI), IntraHealth International, Global Fund, Population Service International (PSI), Jay Snow Inc. and the record goes on.
Apart from his expertise in healthcare informatics, language is a kind of elements that contributed to his stature elevation. His understanding about seven languages, together with English, Spanish, French and Portuguese, has helped him cope with folks from totally different backgrounds.In different phrases, there has by no means been any power that stopped him from reaching his objectives throughout the borders.
With Ten (10) years of expertise, he has constructed and supported a number of nationwide methods equivalent to the e-Health, Malaria, TB, PMTCT, Nutrition, VMMC and HIV- simply to say a couple of. He additionally educated greater than 20,000 folks together with authorities officers, managers, nurses, docs and technical folks to deliver vital modifications in their strategies of elevating the high quality of life for the public.
Vieira has developed sturdy skilled relationships with a number of organisations in Kenya, Uganda, Mocambique, South Africa, Namibia, Angola, Germany, India, DRC, Zambia and the United States.Most of them used to admire his dedication and expertise for giving the finest in each space.
If he’s assigned to a piece, there is no such thing as a power that may cease him from reworking a novice into an knowledgeable. Below are three of a few of the notable milestones that gave a kick begin to his profession:
1. A Discrete Choice Experiment for pharmacists- he labored with Dr. Peter Rockers, an assistant professor in the Department of Global Health at the Boston University School of Public Health, to deliver seen modifications in the well being informatics. At the time of experiment, Dr. Peter Rockers was at Harvard Medical School.
2. Vieira wore the large shoe when he took over the place of HIS Technical Advisor from Jim Sitzer, who went to turn into the Director in Public Health for the Umatilla County Health Department, Oregon in the US.
3. During Vieira’s enterprise as a Technical Advisor for JSI, he developed a web-based grasp facility (MFL) for Namibia. It consists of a map indicating the location of all public well being services in the nation.The record goals to help public find companies supplied by the nearest well being services, on the different hand, it additionally goals to information the ministry of well being in planning and fairness in useful resource allocation and distribution. The MFL was constructed based mostly on WHO pointers
Due to web connectivity points in most rural áreas, the Health Extension Workers had been compelled to make use of paper registers to gather sufferers’ info. This led to poor knowledge high quality since paper would torn or get misplaced. With an urge to seek out an acceptable resolution, he created a cellular app that has the functionality to retailer knowledge with out web connectivity.
Over the previous few years, Vieira has gained few accolades and gained worldwide recognition for his consultancy experience.His efforts have additionally managed to draw new audiences together with influential determination makers from authorities authorities to NGOs. His ardour for innovation and Technopreneurshipis what that has at all times made him totally different from others.
For his subsequent undertaking, he promised to create what most authorities our bodies and NGOs have didn’t implement- “The Situation Room” that may deliver new modifications to the well being sector.