In order to counter sensational and often inaccurate reporting of the health situation in Africa, and to provide the public with information on a wide array of health-related initiatives, facilities, and opportunities on the continent, there is an urgent need for the availability of comprehensive information on this topic at one designated source. Currently, the internet is the most appropriate medium for the dissemination for this information, especially with the growing use of this medium of communication in Africa, the cheap cost of on-line publishing (compared to paper-print), and the possibilities of hyper-linking existing resources to one website. The aim of this project is to create a single website that provides researchers, students, and the general public with resources that are integral to understanding health concerns in Africa. This will be accomplished by harvesting information from existing websites and information providers.

This project is funded by an unrestricted educational grant from Merck& Co Inc. The key personnel for the project are:

Dr. Ali B. Ali-Dinar:
Project Director

Jennifer Sullam:
Research Assistant

Christine K. Schuetze:
Research Assistant

Ahmed Elmardi:
Graphic/ Web Designer