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The World in Medicine
January 10, 2001

Bridging the Digital Divide

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JAMA. 2001;285(2):156. doi:10.1001/jama.285.2.156-JWM00011-4-1

The World Health Organization (WHO) has joined with a number of public and private partners to improve access to high-quality scientific information for research centers in Africa, Central Asia, and Eastern Europe.

"Valuable research is carried out in developing countries and emerging economies, but researchers are hampered by not being able to share essential scientific information," WHO Director-General Gro Harlem Brundtland, MD, PhD, said last month in a statement.