HEDUAfrica links up with Wired to help spread health education
14 Jan 2014 - 16:30
HEDUAfrica has linked up with Wired International Health Education and Information to help spread health education across the African continent.
WiRE D International is a volunteer-driven non-profit organisation that has contributed to medical and health education in developing regions since 1997.
For years, WiRED has delivered learning programs on CDs and thumb drives, but as the Internet has become available to increasing numbers of medical professionals and grassroots communities they devised a web-distribution tool that allows anyone access to this educational material.
Since their audiences include people who live off the grid, WIRED will continue to serve them via portable media, but their website allows many others to receive this information online.
Modules in this Health Education Learning Portal have been created by a team of physicians, medical editors, imagers, and technicians, along with many other medical experts who donate their valuable time and skills. They continually update the existing programmes, and we routinely create new modules to meet the needs of audiences in developing regions.
In order to keep this material fresh and relevant, suggestions for new topics are welcomed from medical professionals, teachers, community health workers, and ordinary people.
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