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Breaking The Digital Divide

Implications For Developing Countries

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This book presents the results of an extensive study of the digital divide, the growth of the internet, online education, health informatics, the net and the economy, regulation of the internet and much more. It is well researched, informative and authoritative. Individuals, organisations and governments with a specialist interest in the transition to an information society and/or knowledge economy will find this book timely.



Published with SFI Publishing.

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The Net and Health Informatics

During the last two decades or so the life expectancy for people living in the Developing Countries has increased, on average, from 42 to 62 years. The most rapid progress in the improvement occurred in Oman, Yemen, Saudi Arabia and in Vietnam; while in Uganda, Zimbabwe and Zambia the same factor has decreased to less than 50 years, primarily because of the spread of the HIV virus. The infant mortality rate in the Developing Countries has halved during the same period, passing from 149 deaths every 1000 babies born alive in 1960 to just 65 in 1996 [Undp 98].

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