Mr. Charles NJARAMBA

Egerton University – Kenya


Short Profile

I go by the nick nickname crackthecode (I enjoy cracking the code to make the world a better place). I am a software developer and a security researcher (i.e., an Ethical Hacker). I believe in building things via technology for a better world.

My main interest lays in packaging science in a form that makes it easy for everyone to share knowledge. In the quest of this journey, I have found the Sci-GaIA project very useful in achieving the aforementioned. I am interested in the reproduction of research results.

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Use Case Description

Kenya National Public Health Gateway 
The use case aims to develop a National Public Health Gateway to mitigate the effects of motorcycle-related accidents in Kenya, which cause more deaths than those involving bicycles and cars. Whereas these fatalities are many, and in many cases avoidable, the persistence of this problem is worrying and it is a drain to the economy as well as a real concern for families. The Gateway will be used by Public Health experts and operators to publish data related to motorcycle accidents that will then be analysed on the cloud and used to proactively raise riders aware of “black spots” while they are driving on roads.

e-Infrastructure Services Exploited

For storing and retrieving motorbike accident data, the National Public Health Gateway adopted the gLibrary framework, designed and developed by the Division of Catania of the Italian National Institute of Nuclear Physics (INFN), to allow access to existing data repositories and the creation of new ones via a simple RESTful API.

For analysing use case’s data, the Public Health Gateway is connected to a FutureGateway API Server – developed in the context of the INDIGO-DataCloud project – which seamlessly executes jobs on local, Grid and Cloud resources belonging to the Africa & Arabia Regional Operation Centre.

The PHG is a Service Provider of the GrIDP “catch-all” Identity Federation.

Current Implementation of the Use Case

Public Health Gateway, Code repository