Health
 Canada
Project #3560

Educating Health Care Providers Around the World

by Ulrich and Frank Foundation

Summary

Health Sciences Online (www.hso.info) is creating the world’s most accessible health sciences training center to address a globally alarming problem - shortage of health care professionals.
$30
total raised
2
donors
0
monthly donors
7
years active

Challenge

According to a 2006 WHO report,4 at least 57 countries, most of them in sub-Saharan Africa but including Bangladesh, India and Indonesia, face "crippling" public health work force shortages. 100% of donations go directly into creating and providing inexpensive, high quality certificates, courses, and degrees for health professionals in developing countries, who then treat 1000s of patients.

Solution

Health Sciences Online (www.hso.info) provides open-source, high-quality educational materials, and the expertise of an international, globally-engaged group of advisors, to train global health care providers.

Long-Term Impact

Enhancing the global health workforce will improve the overall health of nations. This improvement in health will translate to improved economic conditions and political stability.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a Microsoft Word file (projdoc.doc).

Resources

http:/​/​www.hso.info
Health Sciences Online
University of British Columbia

Organization Information

Ulrich and Frank Foundation

Location: Vancouver, BC - Canada
Website: http:/​/​www.hso.info
Project Leader:
Erica Frank
Founder and President
Vancouver, BC Canada

Funded Project!

Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.
   

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