A rural college gets a digital medical library

Nearly two years in the making, a digital medical library at the Tabora Institute in Tanzania, has become a reality.

The Tabora Institute is a medical college whose doors opened to students in September of 2016 just outside of Nzega town in the district of Tabora. The college offers Certificates in Community Health and Clinical Medicine. The institute currently has 320 very eager students all from the area’s rural surroundings.

A digital library represents an important advancement for the college, which now has access to multimedia instructional lectures on patient care, disease control as well as texts on complex  issues such as drug resistant malaria. All of these items can be viewed from the school’s desktop computers as well as via smartphones and tablet devices.

Essential to the project was a hardware contribution from Taiwanese computer hardware manufacturer “ASRockRack“. In 2015 ASRockRack donated an advanced server motherboard with features that could withstand the harsh environment of the region as well as function within a minimal power footprint. The project, the college, and the future healthcare providers of the region are extremely grateful to the generosity of ASRockRack!

The Tabora Institute Digital Medical Library represents the fourth digital library installation for the TDLI project to date and the third in Tanzania. One installation exists within a secondary school in Kisumu, Kenya.

We would like to extend our appreciation to the J. H. Lowery Foundation for material support, and to the contributors of the GoFundMe fundraising campaign for their donations.

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