Expanding Internet Access to Village Communities in Zambia

Computer Aid with Macha Works have enabled internet access to communities in several Zambian villages. In the village of Macha it is thriving – they have introduced charges to cover the cost – $800-$1000 per month. Whether it is sustainable in other villages depends on whether the community think the benefits outweigh the costs. Further information about Macha Works:

If your internet speed is up to receiving video, I found this BBC documentary very informative.

QUESTION –  How do you think your library might respond to improve community health information if internet facilities became available in rural villages?

Please put just one (preferably more) of your ideas in the comment box below this post.

Jean Shaw – Partnerships in Health Information


About jgreigshaw

I work with Partnerships in Health Information which promotes partnership between libraries in Africa and the UK with an emphasis in African leadership. I have visited Kenya, Mali, Uganda and Zambia though Phi has contacts in many more African countries.
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