E-DRUG: Introducing Essential Health Links at AED-SATELLIFE
On August 10, 2007, Essential Health Links joined the HealthNet News suite of
information resources and global forums supported by AED-SATELLIFE at
Providing easy access to a wealth of information for health professionals,
medical library communities, universities, students, publishers, and NGOs in
developing and emerging countries, Essential Health Links serves as a gateway
to carefully evaluated and expertly vetted medical, scientific, and public
EH-Links provides users with a linked list of health and medical-related web
pages relevant to clinical and public health practice or research in developing
and emerging countries with the objective of making it easier to locate and
identify useful information.
Before being included as an EH-Link, each website is evaluated for reliability,
relevance, and usefulness by experts in the field, including a physician-editor
and an international team of Subject Expert Advisors. Website links are
checked and content carefully reviewed on a regular basis.
Emphasizing quality over quantity, EH-Links has selected only 700 sites out of
the many thousands on the web. In addition, each webpage recommendation
includes an annotated description of the site written by a health information
specialist to guide the user to the best information sources.
Adapted for international use from a gateway originally provided by the
University of Zambia School of Medicine Library, EH-Links was developed in
conjunction with Lenny Rhine, Ph.D., University Librarian Emeritus, University
of Florida Health Science Center Libraries.
With the collaboration of Dr. Neil Pakenham-Walsh, Essential Health Links was
restructured and enhanced in 2002 and has received INASP?s generous support
since that time. Now welcomed to AED-SATELLIFE, Essential Health Links offers
health professionals in resource-constrained areas of the world entrée to
information on evidence-based medicine, full text journals, image collections,
medical education, clinical and public health topics, upcoming conferences, and
Please visit Essential Health Links at
We invite your participation in the continued development of this resource and
welcome your feedback and suggestions of additional useful sites!
Center for Health Information and Technology
About the AED-SATELLIFE Center for Health Information and Technology:
Committed to addressing the issues of information poverty and the digital
divide, AED-SATELLIFE uses technology to disseminate information and foster
global conversations about health, and works to build the capacity of health
professionals and health systems in resource-poor nations to apply information
and communication technology to the challenges of healthcare delivery.
AED-SATELLIFE produces four electronic publications, HealthNet News, HealthNet
News-AIDS, HealthNet News-Community Health, and HealthNet News-Nursing, which
provide current evidence-based, peer-reviewed articles from 60 of the world?s
leading medical publishers. It operates 11 global, expert-moderated discussion
groups covering topics ranging from HIV/AIDS to African health research and
development. AED-SATELLIFE is a non-profit organization.
Leela McCullough, Ed.D.
Director of Information Services
AED-SATELLIFE Center for Health Information and Technology
30 California Street, Watertown, MA 02472, USA
Tel: +617-926-9400 Fax: +617-926-1212