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Dykki SettleDykki Settle, IntraHealth International, Former Director, Health Workforce Informatics
Dykki Settle led CapacityPlus and IntraHealth International efforts in health worker informatics, bringing a health worker-centered approach to the availability and use of high-quality information for better health. Settle’s areas of leadership included the development and implementation of Open Source human resources for health information solutions, helping countries build absorptive capacity for new health technologies, and supporting regional and country health organizations to realize the power of Open Source for global health. Settle began his career as the first webmaster for the SunSITE project—now www.ibiblio.org, one of the earliest, largest and longest-running online libraries of open resources.


  • Open Source for global health
  • Building capacity for eHealth, mHealth, and health informatics around the world
  • Health workforce surveillance—using better information and technology to understand and address country health workforce challenges
  • Health systems strengthening

Selected Publications
McQuide, Pamela, Dykki Settle, Walid Abubaker, Ghanim Mustafa Alsheikh, Celia Regian Pierantoni, Shannon Turlington, and Danny de Vries. 2009. Use of administrative data sources for health workforce analysis: Multicountry experience in implementation of human resources information systems. In Handbook on monitoring and evaluation of human resources for health with special applications for low- and middle-income countries, eds. Mario R. Dal Poz, Neeru Gupta, Estelle Quain, and Agnes L.B. Soucat. Geneva, Switzerland: World Health Organization. http://whqlibdoc.who.int/publications/2009/9789241547703_eng.pdf

Settle, Dykki. 2010. “Greater than the sum.” Global Health Magazine. http://www.globalhealthmagazine.com/top_stories/greater_than_the_sum

Settle, Dykki. 2009. “Is open source good for global health?” Global Health Magazine. http://www.globalhealthmagazine.com/top_stories/open_source_for_global_h...

BA, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

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