I found the WHO program Health InterNetwork Access to Research Initiative (HINARI) an extremely interesting approach at dealing with developing ICTs for health. The program was started in 2002 and it provides free or very low-cost online access to numerous major journals in biomedical and related social sciences to institutions in developing countries. The program provides one of the world’s largest collections of biomedical and health initiatives. The fact that this large collection of medical information is available to developing nations is vital for their development in the health sector. Spread of knowledge about health issues and treatments is an important step toward improving the health of an entire country. With access to medical journals sick people are able to attempt to diagnosis themselves and look up possible treatments. This is very important especially in countries that do not have accessible or a large number of doctors or health professionals. With appropriate use, access to medical journals could help cause rapid advances in the health sector of developing nations.
Original Post by Isabella Iupe