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HST lands Tanzanian lab contract

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Health Systems Technologies (HST), a subsidiary of African Equity Empowerment Investments Limited (AEEI), has secured a contract with the Tanzanian Ministry of Health to implement Laboratory Information Management Systems (LIMS).

HST, a leading provider of integrated healthcare solutions in South Africa, will roll out its LIMS services to multiple laboratories in Tanzania with a view to rolling out further opportunities throughout Tanzania.

Khalid Abdulla, chairman of HST and CEO of AEEI, says: “The contract supports our strategic drive to grow AEEI and its subsidiaries and we are proud to be delivering on our goals, which includes growing our footprint into Africa. Due to our successful implementation of Hospital Information Systems and National Health Laboratory systems within South Africa, we are excited to start building our African footprint.”

The contracts were obtained in partnership with Maxcom Africa, a technology company based in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, which will work with HST to implement the systems.

Gerrit Henning, CEO of HST, comments: “The implementation project has already commenced and the solution will be operational during October 2015. HST is well positioned to be leading ‘proudly South African’ solutions of this nature and this is testimony to the skills, expertise and depth of knowledge that HST has developed in the Healthcare Information System environment over many years, underpinned by state-of-the-art products and services. The foundation is set for further expansions.”

The contract will advance the delivery of laboratory systems in Tanzania, assisting them with migrating away from current time-consuming paper-based environments.  This new system will allow them to provide a more effective turnaround time and efficient service to improve healthcare in the communities they serve.

Abdulla believes this much-needed solution is a stepping-stone toward growing countrywide multi-laboratory implementations with the Ministry of Tanzania and its HST partners.