Electronic Data Capture: Overcoming Barriers

Executive Director, Deborah Theobald recently had the opportunity to be a guest blogger for AmeriCares Medical Outreach. The blog focused on how to overcome the barriers of capturing electronic data in low infrastructure settings. Read the full article.

Fighting Ebola in West Africa

Debbie Theobald, co-founder and executive director of Cambridge, Mass.-based Vecna Cares spent 3 weeks in Liberia and Sierra Leone to implement the company’s own CliniPAk hardware and software tools and a robot to set up a local EMR system to … Continue reading

Everything comes down to the numbers

The only way to effectively deliver a service, of any kind, in any part of the world is to have a good understanding of the numbers. Because these days everything comes down to numbers and nobody argues with the numbers. … Continue reading


I’m packing my bags, but I can’t believe that I will not wake up to equatorial sunshine and aimless chickens running into the kitchen during breakfast. It’s hard to synthesize or even list the things that are running through my … Continue reading

Rain in the desert

My interaction with CliniPAK was amazing….. Just what our health system urgently need! Two years ago when the E-government program and the E-health program was launched by the Kenyan government, it came with a lot of hope and willingness to … Continue reading

Soccer in Kilgoris

On our way into town one day we were lucky enough to bump into John, an American on the board of an organization called The Kilgoris Project, which has set up multiple schools here in the area. He was in … Continue reading

First Sites and Sounds

Today is our third day in Kenya now – but effectively, our first full day settled down, getting a first impression of what our day-to-day work and life here might be like. In between flying into Nairobi, meeting up with … Continue reading

Intern Initiation 2013

Editor’s Note: Its that time again!  Summer brings Vecna Cares four new interns working on expansion projects in Kenya.  We hope you enjoy their fresh perspectives as they discover the joys and pains of building an information infrastructure. Hassaan My … Continue reading