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Connecting for health : global vision, local insight. Report for the World Summit on the Information Society


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This report looks at the challenges, policy implications and future potential of e-health. Includes brief regional profiles with essential country statistics. The report stresses that advances in ICT applications to health service delivery requires effort and commitment in six key areas: infrastructure, technology and tools, education and training, policy and standards, evaluation, and leadership

Information and communication technologies and health in low income countries : the potential and the constraints

October 2001

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The paper outlines the potential offered by technological progress in the information and communication technologies (ICTs) industries for the health sector in developing countries, presents some examples of positive experiences in India, and considers the difficulties in achieving this potential. It focuses on applications of technology in continuing education to health personnel, health and disaster service delivery, and governance. The authors highlight the substantial cost involved in providing wider access, the problem of resource allocation in poor countries and the need for training


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