Local capacities to create and adapt information for healthcare workers in developing countries

Publication Date 
July 2002

This study is a brief but sobering analysis of the impact of ICTs and health information in the developing country environment. The author notes that despite its massive potential, the current global information explosion has had little impact on access to practical information for frontline healthcare workers in developing countries, especially those working in primary care and district hospital settings. The author notes that healthcare workers in developing countries continue to lack access to the basic information they need to learn, to diagnose, and to save lives. However, it is shown that this can be improved through access to and use of ICTs

Serial Title:
Bulletin von Medicus Mundi Schweiz
Serial Part:
Regional Focus 
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