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African Doctors: Ingenuity in a Box

The World Health Organization has put together what’s being called a Blue Trunk Library to help doctors and medical professionals in Africa keep up to date and have access to medical materials when they are a long way away from other means of communication to other doctors (or the internet).  The trunk will have over 100 books in it, and it costs around $2000 to put one together.  

In order to make it easier to transport and store, the collection has been packed into a blue metal trunk fitted with two shelves on which the cardboard boxes containing the books are arranged.

http://www.who.int/library/country/trunks/index.en.shtml

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2 Comments

  1. sounds like a good idea.

  2. Perhaps this blog entry might also be of use too: “Free Software to Aid Poor Doctors”
    http://maxtheitpro.blogspot.com/2006/01/free-software-to-aid-poor-doctors.html

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