Building Surgical Research Capacity in Africa: The Ptolemy Project

  title={Building Surgical Research Capacity in Africa: The Ptolemy Project},
  author={Miliard Derbew and Massey Beveridge and Andrew S. Howard and Niall Byrne},
  journal={PLoS Medicine},
  pages={vi - vii}
T he Ptolemy Project (http:/ is a recently developed model of electronic access to medical literature for surgeons in developing countries. The program provides for East African surgeons to become research affi liates of the University of Toronto and have access to the full text resources of the university library, via a secure system that monitors and evaluates their usage [1]. The project started in 2001, and the benefi ciaries of the project so far are 201 doctors, mostly… CONTINUE READING
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