Health information for the developing worldBMJ 1994; 309 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.309.6966.1437c (Published 26 November 1994) Cite this as: BMJ 1994;309:1437
Obsession with high technology
- John Black
- Retired consultant paediatrician, Framlingham, Woodbridge, Suffolk IP13 9EG.
EDITOR,—As a participant, I found the conference on getting information from the developed world to the developing world interesting but disappointing.1 Interesting because I had no idea that there were so many organisations in this field; disappointing because many contributors seemed to be obsessed with high technology. I have seen no evidence of the activities of any of the organisations represented at the conference in the developing countries that I have visited recently. In the papers presented and in the discussions at the …