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AFRO-NETS> Health Information/Waystations/Staging Posts

  • 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

Dear All,

This is to let you know that we now have a website up and running at:

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 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:

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
Health Information for Development Project
Tel: +44-1730-301-297
Fax: +44-1730-265-398
e-mail: dvt@compuserve.com

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