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Information and communication technologies and continuing medical education in east and southern Africa : report of a conference held in Moshi, Tanzania 8-10 April 2003


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Abstract: In April 2003, a conference was held in Moshi, Tanzania, to explore ways in which ICTs can be used to develop and deliver continuing medical education (CME) to rural healthcare workers in Kenya, Malawi, Tanzania, Uganda, and Zambia. With the support of PSO, representatives from universities in the region also met to explore opportunities to collaborate in the development and delivery of postgraduate and CME courses and materials for doctors. This report presents some of the background materials prepare for the meeting as well as the results of the discussions. Each country group outlined a process by which it would take the ideas forward in their own countries – usually through some kind of wider stakeholder consultation processes leading to projects ad capacity development. The educational institutions present decided to continue working together to survey current efforts in the respective institutions, to jointly develop some CME modules, and to enhance their capacities in this area.
Authors: Ntiro, S. , Mrema, J. , Ballantyne, P. , Pakenham-Walsh, N.
Series Title: Research Report
Country: Kenya , Tanzania, United Republic of , Uganda , Zambia
Category: General
Serial number: 17
Keywords: health services , capacity building , information and communication technologies
Language: eng
Organization: IICD - International Institute for Communication and Development
Organization: Cordaid
PAGE: 42
Place: The Hague [etc.]
Publisher: IICD [etc.]
Year: 2003
Region: Africa South of Sahara , East Africa , Southern Africa
Right: © 2003 CEDHA, Cordaid, and IICD
Subject: Health and Nutrition
Title: Information and communication technologies and continuing medical education in east and southern Africa : report of a conference held in Moshi, Tanzania 8-10 April 2003