Penn Libraries’ Grant from Elsevier Foundation for Health Information Delivery in Rural Guatemala
Tuesday, January 11th, 2011
The Elsevier Foundation has awarded the University of Pennsylvania Libraries $26,000 under its Innovative Libraries in Developing Countries program. Selected from 260 proposals worldwide for their innovation and potential for impact in the developing world, the Penn Libraries’ mobile technology program, Health Information Delivery in Rural Guatemala Using Telemedicine, will link the Hospitalito Atitlán and its partner health posts in Sololá, Guatemala, with medical information.
“Thanks in part to the Elsevier Foundation, the Penn Libraries continue to use innovative solutions to provide access to information towards the ultimate goal of improving health in underserved populations,” said Anne Seymour, project PI, and associate director of Penn’s Biomedical Library.