Information Technology for Uganda Medical Students

by AED-SATELLIFE

Summary

Enrich medical education by providing students with virtual libraries of information on handheld computers to complement current training and for field use upon graduation.
$1,115
total raised
14
donors
0
monthly donors
10
years active

Challenge

Access to current and reliable health information is impeded in Africa due to poor infrastructures and the high costs of Internet access, medical textbooks, and journal subscriptions. By supplying students at Makerere University School of Medicine with handheld computers, also known as PDAs, we are providing them with reference tools and drug databases that may be used during their studies and when treating patients in areas with no other access to lifesaving information.

Solution

SATELLIFE will ship 700 donated PDAs loaded with reliable, relevant, and useful medical software with the goal of providing every medical student graduating from Makerere University with a working device.

Long-Term Impact

As practicing physicians, the PDA recipients will use their devices to access patient records, drug databases, treatment guidelines, medical dictionaries, and continuing education materials without leaving their patients for extended periods of time.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).

Resources

http:/​/​www.healthnet.org/​pdaprojects.php
SATELLIFE’s PDA donation program
SATELLIFE’s PDAs for health in Africa & Asia

Organization Information

AED-SATELLIFE

Location: Watertown, MA - USA
Website: http:/​/​www.healthnet.org
Project Leader:
Berhane Gebru
Director of Programs
Watertown, MA United States

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