the health knowledge network
is a South African government-initiated project. During the
period 1999-2001 it received funding from the Innovation Fund,
administered by the Department of Arts, Culture, Science and
Technology. It subsequently received financial backing by the
South African Medical Research Council (MRC).
main participants are:
by: Medical Research Council of South Africa (MRC),
that is partly funded by SA Dept of Health (DOH);
University of Cape Town (UCT);
University of the Western Cape (UWC);
University of Stellenbosch (SUN);
Initial funder: SA Dept of Arts, Culture, Science and
now Dept of Science and Technology.
items below provide background information, including the rationale
behind the development of a national health knowledge network
that aims to support and stimulate innovation and improved decision
making in the health system. The Web site is intended for scientists, health professionals and others interested in health information.