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>From: Nabil El-Khodari <[log in to unmask]>
>Subject: [GKD] Satellife: ICT for Health in Africa
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>Date: Fri, 16 Mar 2001 10:46:26 -0800
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>The following is a part of an article published at:
><http://www.healthnet.org/press/worldspace-20000518.html>
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>"The goal of SATELLIFE's information services is to connect the health
>practitioner in the developing world with a range of high-quality
>information resources in a cost-effective manner, by making use of the
>most affordable, efficient and appropriate technology," stated SATELLIFE
>executive director, Holly Ladd. "The Public Health Channel will employ
>the technology of the WorldSpace system to exponentially increase the
>amount of information health practitioners throughout Africa can access
>- information that most health practitioners in the United States and
>Europe take for granted."
>
>The Public Health Channel will be launched in four countries: Zimbabwe,
>Kenya, Uganda and Ethiopia. After an initial testing period, the project
>will expand to other African countries as funding becomes available. "We
>are limited only by our resources," said Ms. Ladd. "We envision a time
>in the near future when the Public Health Channel is available to every
>doctor and nurse throughout Africa, no matter how remote their
>location." WorldSpace receivers will be placed in hospitals, medical
>schools, medical libraries, health clinics, health ministries and
>research settings.
>
>WorldSpace receivers provide crystal clear digital audio channels, and
>can also serve as a modem, downloading text-based material and dynamic
>images from the AfriStarô satellite directly to computers. The
>WorldSpace system transcends the difficulties of unreliable telephone
>systems at a fraction of the cost of most Internet-based projects.
>
>"WorldSpace Foundation is the embodiment of the WorldSpace network's
>commitment to social development and humanitarianism," said Ms. Hillman.
>"We work with NGOs and other humanitarian groups to bring important,
>life-saving information to people who are disadvantaged by poverty,
>rural location and the digital divide."
>
>Read more about Satellife (an NGO) at:
>http://www.healthnet.org/
>
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>Nabil M. El-Khodari
>"If the people will lead, the leaders will follow." David Suzuki
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