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.
What is the issue, problem, or 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.
How will this project solve this problem?
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.
Potential 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.
Total Funding Received to Date: $30
This project is now in implementation and no longer available for funding. Received funds will be used to accomplish concrete objectives as indicated in the project's "Activities" section. Updates will be posted under the "Project Report" tab as they become available.
Donors' contributions and pledges to this project totaled $30 . The original project funding goal was $20,000.