ICT as a Tool for Accessing Medical Content and Knowledge in Local Languages: Sri Lanka’s Perspective

Most health care professionals in Sri Lanka use ICT for acquiring knowledge, but the use of ICT by the general public for accessing health care information is till at a very low level, although the Government has spent millions of rupees in developing ICT infrastructure all over the island. To address the needs of developing content and application relevant to the Sri Lankan domain, the e-society programme, ICT Agency of Sri Lanka rolled out a two pronged grant mechanism through which partnerships were established several CBOs, NGOs as well as state and private sector organizations. This paper will discuss and review the how ICT agency of Sri Lanka help in developing local language content related to medical information and how it has been facilitate access to general public.

Shriyananda Rathnayake
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