Enhancing communications and connectivity in Africa: the multilateral initiative on malaria (MIM) model.

E. R. Siegel, J. Royall, M. Bennett

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Abstract

The U.S. National Library of Medicine, working in concert with the Multilateral Initiative on Malaria (MIM), has developed and implemented a unique organizational and technical strategy to connect malaria research sites to the Internet for purposes of facilitating North-South scientific communications and access to electronic information resources on the Web. The model employs microwave and VSAT technologies, and shares bandwidth and costs among participating malaria research sites and their respective research funders in Mali, Kenya, Ghana, Tanzania and other sub-Saharan locations affiliated with MIM. The concept of institutional partnership is an essential element of this information technology capacity building effort, which may find applicability in other developing regions of the world with similar communications and research networking needs and capabilities.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)48-52
Number of pages5
JournalMedinfo. MEDINFO
Volume10
Issue numberPt 1
StatePublished - 2001
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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