2023 OpenHIE Community Meeting

Lilongwe, Malawi
1-5 May 2023

Photo credit: Umodzi Park

Frequently Asked Questions for #OHIE23



OpenHIE event rates are predetermined by the OpenHIE event planning team. You can plan to receive an invitation letter upon filling the designated form (to be available soon), access to all five days of the event, transportation to/from the airport to the event venue (if needed), access to experiences during the event (ie. site visits (if applicable), dinner(s), networking events), a welcome packet, name badge, and swag.

Cancellation Policy

Cancellation of a conference registration does not constitute cancellation of a hotel room. Please be sure to handle both separately. Cancellation and refund requests must be received by OpenHIE in writing (e-mail your request to events@ohie.org or to Kasey Upchurch, OpenHIE Community Manager at kasey@ohie.org). By April 3, 2023: Full refund minus $50 processing fee. Between April 4 and April 17, 2023: 50% refund. After April 17: No refunds will be issued. However, registrations can be transferred to another member of your organization.

Transfer of Paid Registration Policy

Registrants who are unable to attend the meeting may transfer their registration to another person. Transfer of registration must be in writing and received by events@ohie.org by April 29, 2023 or presented on-site.


Online registration is for credit card and wire payments only. If you would like to pay by wire transfer (please include your invoice number with your bank transfer), send a copy of your registration invoice and a copy of the wire transfer to events@ohie.org.


The OpenHIE Community Meeting will bring together Ministry of Health and Ministry of ICT leaders, experienced OpenHIE community members, developers of related health application software, and anyone new to the OpenHIE community who wants to learn more during a 5 day in-person Community Meeting. The event will take place at the Umodzi Park Hotel & Convention center in Lilongwe, Malawi 1-5 May 2023, find more details around sessions and the agenda at https://ohie.org/ohie23.

There will be a limited number of scholarships available, providing travel and/or registration support for participants of this event. Those chosen for a scholarship should be active, motivated members of the OpenHIE community. Scholarship recipients should be ready to come to the Community Meeting, bringing ideas, experiences and lessons learned to share with other participants.

Please complete this form to apply for a Scholarship to the OpenHIE Community Meeting by 10 March 2023. No late applications will be accepted. Recipients of scholarships will be notified by 17 March 2023.

Note the community is actively working to find support for participants who need help getting to the event. Scholarship is not guaranteed by filling out this form but helps to gauge interest in the event and how much support is needed. 

Consent to Use Photographic Images

Registration and participation in OpenHIE events and activities constitute an agreement by the registrant to OpenHIE’s use and distribution of the registrant or attendee’s images or voice in photographs, videotapes, electronic reproductions, and audio record such events and activities.


We are glad to assist you. Please contact OpenHIE at events@ohie.org or join the OpenHIE mailing list to stay connected with the latest OpenHIE news and updates.