News update Telecoms and ICT in Africa – Issue No 35 on 18 August 2000

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BRIDGING THE INFORMATION DIVIDE - HEALTH AND THE INTERNET SPECIAL

18 August 2000

Health care is the second largest industry in Africa but it is the most complex, cumbersome and paper-based. The opening article to this health and internet special by Lishan Adam argues that that ICT (in particular the internet) can make scarce healthcare resources work more effectively. The articles that follow explore how this might be achieved in detail. Benedict Tisa looks at using ICT to combat trachoma. Omololu Falobi explains how Nigeria - Aids uses an e-mail list to combat HIV/AIDS. Chris Zielinski explains how Health Information for Africa plans to link up health information resource centres. Chris Bell explains…