Information and Communication Technologies and Continuing Medical Education in East and Southern Africa

Information and Communication Technologies and Continuing Medical Education in East and Southern Africa

How ICTs can be used in Africa to develop and deliver continuing medical education to rural healthcare workers

This report presents some of the background materials prepare for the meeting held in April 2003 and coorganised jointly by IICD, Cordaid and CEDHA jto explore ways in which ICTs can be used to develop and deliver continuing medical education to rural healthcare workers in Kenya, Malawi, Tanzania, Uganda, and Zambia. The overall aim of the meeting was to identify concrete strategies and approaches by ICTs can be used to develop and deliver continuing medical education to healthcare workers in rural areas. At the same time, it was important to identify the limitations of ICTs in CME, in order to define realistic programmes.

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