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Using ICT in the health sector

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Abstract: IICD’s health projects are principally aimed at improving the health of populations in small urban centres and remote rural areas through ICT. It is predominantly in these areas, where a vicious circle of poor health, inequality and social exclusion prevent people from participating in other aspects of society that can improve their quality of life. Improving health in the community, rural access to resources and the qualitative improvement of basic medical services that are needed to tackle these adverse conditions, are central to IICD’s health programmes. Isolated doctors are connected to normally hard to reach expertise in larger urban centres, while Continuing Medical Education (CME) equips health workers with the knowledge they need to tackle the human resource shortage in the rural health sector. IICD is currently supporting 24 projects in the health sector. We are reaching around 55,000 medical workers, of whom 67% are women and approximately 830,000 beneficiaries, 82% of whom are located in rural areas.
Series Title: Sectors
Corporate author(s): IICD
Category: Practice
Keywords: information and communication technologies , health services , rural development
Language: eng
Organization: IICD - International Institute for Communication and Development
Place: The Hague
Publisher: IICD
Year: 2008
Region: Africa South of Sahara , Caribbean , Latin America
Right: © 2008 IICD
Subject: Information, Knowledge and Communication
Title: Using ICT in the health sector