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Telemedicine project in district village of Andhra Pradesh

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A report on a telemedicine project in the remote hamlet of Andhra Pradesh. Using ISDN and VSAT lines, the village was connected to hospitals in Hyderabad and Chennai, bringing tertiary care to the villagers and making key specialists available to them. Although not a financial success, the popularity of the project means that the organisers want to extend the scheme further

Digital dividend project clearinghouse

WORLD RESOURCES INSTITUTE

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The Digital Dividend Project provides a database of over 800 research tools and information services. The project's goal is to identify and promote sustainable solutions for bridging the global digital divide -- catalyzing large-scale use of information and communications technologies (ICTs) to create social and economic dividends in poor communities throughout the developing world. The project includes information services, Clearinghouse project data and analysis, full-length business case studies, and news alerts

Information society : emergent technologies and development communities in the South

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This website contains Information Society Research Group/ DFID research project reports on ICT and telecommunications use in Ghana, South Africa, Jamaica and India. These reports analyse ICT usage and impact on development opportunities in urban and rural sites. The reports discuss the impact of ICTs on health and welfare, civil society, education, gender equity and livelihood/economy in these environments

Good ICT practices

DANIDA

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This excellent website presents case studies, good practices, policy insights and guidance on implementation regarding ICT in development activities. It includes 'lessons learned' sections dedicated to ICT in health, agriculture, education and business, and a well-researched 'key documents' listing. Background information and definitions are clear and well-presented, offering a thorough introduction to the topic and sensitive analysis. Designed for use by DANIDA staff and partners, it will be useful to other donors, policy-makers, programme planners and implementers throughout the development sector

iConnect Online

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The iConnect website provides case stories, news and critical articles which discuss issues in ICTs for development. It seeks to promote exchange of experiences and knowledge on the use of information and communication technologies for development. Partly funded by the Building Communication Opportunities (BCO) initiative, iConnect draws content from its partners, links resources and expertise and encourages collaboration. Searching for the term 'health' in the search box retrieves over 200 resources. These range from short reports to project briefings, case studies and online discussions

Peru Nacer : maternal and child health solution

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This article describes 'Nacer', a maternal and child health solution based in Ucayali, a region south of Lima in the Amazon. The phone- and web-based information and communication system allows health professionals in remote locations to communicate and exchange critical health information between themselves, medical experts and regional hospitals. This brief report breaks down key capabilities and the benefits derived

Health Journalism Partnership

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This website offers information on HIV/AIDS reporting. The 'analysis' section presents a database of journalism training organisations around the globe; 16 country profiles that highlight the gaps and needs in health journalism support; and in-depth case studies of where supporting health journalism has made an impact on health coverage and outcomes. The site also includes background information on the project, information about its 'small grants' scheme, and a listing of useful websites and databases. The HJP project is a collaboration of Internews Network, Panos London and the International Center for Journalists

Dialogues for disaster anticipation and resilience

HUMANITARIAN FUTURES PROGRAMME (HFP)

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The 24 case studies highlight the important relationship that communication plays in the effectiveness of a community’s understanding and willingness to work together for the most effective response to disasters possible. It provides a clear understanding of the connection between the science behind national disasters and the relationship between effective communication and response efforts

  • Case Study #1: Early Warning - Early Action;
  • Case Study #2: Knowledge Timeline;
  • Case Study #3: Participatory Downscaling;
  • Case Study #4: Scenario-based risk communication;
  • Case Study #5: Competency Groups;
  • Case Study #6: Nanodialogues;
  • Case Study #7: Tools for participative climate risk communication;
  • Case Study #8: Café Scientifique;
  • Case: Study #9: Decision Support System for flood risk management;
  • Case Study #10: Blending sources of climate information;
  • Case Study #11: The Forecast Factory;
  • Cast Study #12: Weather or not?;
  • Cast Study #13: The River Basin Game;
  • Case Study #14: The Archer;
  • Cast Study #15: Two-way exchange;
  • Cast Study #16: UNISDR ‘Stop Disaster’ Game;
  • Case Study #17: Animations;
  • Case Study #18: Knowledge Bazaars;
  • Case Study 19: Participatory Scenario Planning;
  • Case Study #20: Community Radio;
  • Case Study #21: Fishbowl;
  • Case Study #22:Community Forecasting;
  • Case Study #23: Evacuation;
  • Case Study #24: Visualisation

Soul Beat Africa : social change

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This is the 'social change' page in the 'thinking' section of Soul Beat Africa, a joint initiative of Soul City and the Communications Initiative. It lists and links to about 20 resources, from papers and commentaries to interviews and case studies, on this topic

ICT stories : competition winners

IICD

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This website is devoted to the annual competition winners of the ICT competition that is hosted by InfoDEV and IICD. The site contains an overview of the competition and summaries of the various winning projects. It presents a range of case studies illustrating innovative ICT use in developing countries

Education : towards inclusion

UNITED NATIONS EDUCATIONAL SCIENTIFIC AND CULTURAL ORGANIZATION (UNESCO)

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This section of the UNESCO's education website hosts definitions of concepts, policies and publications relating to inclusive education. UNESCO has identified certain issues as 'flagship initiatives', to strengthen efforts at addressing the issues through partnerships between UN bodies and other stakeholders. Case studies, support materials for teachers and those promoting inclusive education, and a set of guides to the education of different groups of learners are also available in the online materials section

Improving transport access and mobility for people with disabilities in the developing world

MAUNDER, D
et al

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This paper is based on a three-year research programme undertaken in India, Malawi, Mozambique and South Africa. It examines the links between disability, poverty and mobility; mobility and access needs; current international accessibility practices; and the demonstration projects themselves. It concludes with a progressive framework describing the basic transition that has been observed in transition and developing countries with regard to the development of responses to access and mobility needs of passengers with disabilities

USAID : HIV/AIDS

USAID

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This portion of the USAID website presents background information and US governemnt policy, projects, studies and success stories about working to combat HIV and AIDS

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