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  • Subject: AFRO-NETS> Health Information/Waystations/Staging Posts
  • From: Chris Zielinski <dvt@compuserve.com>
  • Date: Tue, 9 May 2000 10:46:27 -0400 (EDT)




Health Information/Waystations/Staging Posts
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Dear All,

This is to let you know that we now have a website up and running at:
http://www.iwsp.org

This contains both of the Health Information for Development ques-
tionnaires and a collection of other information about the project,
as well as about the Information Waystations and Staging Posts pro-
posal. The questionnaire is being translated into French and Spanish.
If anyone could help us with Portuguese, Kiswahili or other widely
used languages, please get in touch.

THE PROJECT BRIEFLY:

The Health Information for Development project was launched in Janu-
ary 2000, and aims to compile a Global Directory of Health Informa-
tion Resource Centres by August 2000, working with a wide range of
partners throughout the world. Funding for this project has been pro-
vided by the Bill and Melinda Gates Children's Vaccine Program at
PATH (Program for Appropriate Technology in Health). This is a phil-
anthropic, public domain project.

Please see the website and questionnaire at:
http://www.iwsp.org

The Health Information for Development project is seen as the first
phase of the much-larger, $45 m/GBP30 m Information Waystations and
Staging Posts project, which aims to establish a global network of
1,000 health information resource centres that will provide locally
appropriate content on health issues, reinforcing (not replacing) ex-
isting health services and education systems. Candidate centres for
strengthening will be drawn from questionnaire respondents. Funding
is currently being sought for this five-year project.

Chris Zielinski
Director
Health Information for Development Project
Tel: +44-1730-301-297
Fax: +44-1730-265-398
e-mail: dvt@compuserve.com
http://www.iwsp.org

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