Learning from low income countries: what are the lessons?: Health information technology need not cost the earthBMJ 2004; 329 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.329.7475.1185-a (Published 11 November 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;329:1185
- Luis Carlos Silva (email@example.com), senior researcher,
- Pedro Urra, director
- Havana Medical University, Calle 27 No 110 e/ M y N Plaza de la Revolución, Ciudad de la Habana, Cuba
- National Cuban Centre of Medical Information, CALLE 23 Esq N, 10400, Vedado, Ciudad de la Habana
EDITOR—In the early 1990s the Soviet Union's disintegration produced a sudden shrinkage of Cuba's economy. US sanctions were tightened, and Cuba was in economic crisis. Long hours of blackout daily became common.
These adverse circumstances affected a country with limited material resources and few computers and telephone lines, as …