Wednesday - 16 August

Webinar: Open Source in the Health Sector

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Attend our "Open Source in the Health Sector" webinar to gain insights into the significance of open source software in health sector.

The webinar will cover various sub-topics, including the definition of open source software, its advantages, different types of licenses, and the difference between copyright and copyleft. Additionally, we will explore the legal, ethical, and security aspects of open source, discuss its importance for health workers, and showcase real-life examples of open source health information management systems in the industry.


Speaker: Dr. Najeeb Al-Shorbaji

Dr. Najeeb Al-Shorbaji holds a Ph.D. degree in Information Science from the United Kingdom and has accumulated over 35 years of experience. Throughout his career, he has held significant positions in various non-profit organizations and educational institutes. Most recently, he served as the Director of Knowledge Management and Research Ethics at the World Health Organization's headquarters in Geneva. With a remarkable publication record, Dr. Al-Shorbaji has authored more than 225 research papers in esteemed peer-reviewed journals, conferences, and other scientific presentations. He has also been an active participant in over 215 scientific conferences, spanning national, regional, and international platforms. Presently, Dr. Al-Shorbaji fulfills roles as a part-time lecturer and researcher at the Medical Informatics Institute of the Technical University of Braunschweig in Germany and as a visiting professor at Ain Shams University in Egypt.

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Dr. Najeeb Al-Shorbaji

Director of Knowledge Management and Research Ethics (Retired) at the World Health Organization

Date and Time

Wednesday 16 August 2023

From 17:00 to 18:30 Jordan Time


From 14:00 to 15:30 UTC