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Health Sciences Online

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Stevenfruitsmaak: new website from WHO (can’t imagine why this would have been previously deleted)

”’Health Sciences Online”’ (”’HSO”’) is a [[non-profit]] [[online]] health information resource from the [[World Health Organization]].

The website aims to provide quality educational resources to [[health care provider]]s, especially in [[developing countries]], thus bridging the [[digital divide]] (the global imbalance in access to information technology). The underlying aim is to support the [[United Nations]]’ [[Millennium Development Goals]] of [[public health]].

HSO launched in September 2008. The website hosts a virtual learning center providing [[weblink]]s to a collection of courses, references, textbooks, guidelines, lectures, presentations, cases, articles, images and videos in different languages. The content currently focuses on [[medicine]], but there are plans to expand to [[nursing]], [[pharmacy]], [[dentistry]], [[kinesiology]] and other [[health sciences]].

Founding collaborators include the [[U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention]], the [[World Bank]], the [[American College of Preventive Medicine]], and the [[University of British Columbia]]. Funding is obtained from the [[Government of Canada|Canadian]] and [[British Columbian government]]s, the World Health Organization, [[NATO]]’s Science for Peace Program and others. The [[World Medical Association]] is also a partner.

*[ About HSO]. [[World Health Organization]].
*[ A New Way to Train and Support the World’s Health Workers] by Erica Frank, MD, MPH. Founder and Executive Director, Health Sciences Online; Professor, Canada Research Chair, University of British Columbia School of Population and Public Health, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; Professor, Department of Family and Preventive Medicine, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia.

==External links==
*[] – Health Sciences Online

[[Category:Health websites]]
[[Category:World Health Organization]]
[[Category:Public health]]

(Via Wikipedia – New pages [en].)

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