INSULA – Telematic Health Services for Islands

Among the international NGOs that work closely with UNESCO, the International Scientific Council for Island Development (INSULA) has a long-standing programme on topics linked to knowledge-soceties, including telematics. Among the issues addressed is telematic health services in small islands. Health issues formed one dimension of a project supported by the European Union, based on the provision of telematic-service applications to a selected group of European islands, from the North-Sea and the Baltic to the eastern Atlantic islands, from the central Mediterranean to the Greek archipelagos. The project has also been extended to Ulithi, situated in Micronesia in the South Pacific.

Information on this project and related telematic activities is included in various INSULA publications, such as the March 1998 number of the International Journal of Island Affairs devoted to 'New Technologies for Islands'.

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