The National Library of Medicine (NLM) in collaboration with the Faculty of Medicine at Makerere University in Kampala, Uganda initiated the MedlinePlus African Tutorials as a teaching tool. Medical students, health workers and staffs of clinics will use the tutorials in both electronic and hard copy formats to educate the general public.
An advisory group of African scientists and physicians from across the continent identified top health concerns. The MedlinePlus African Tutorial topics reflect those concerns identified by the group.
NLM created the first MedlinePlus African Tutorial on malaria in collaboration with the Faculty of Medicine and a team of Ugandan doctors, medical students, artists, and translators. Faculty members worked with an artistic team to create locally meaningful text and illustrations for the tutorials. The malaria tutorial was then field tested in villages by medical students and translated into five local languages - Japadhola, Luganda, Luo, Runyankole and Swahili.
Learn more about this project; read the transcript of an interview with Makerere University medical students.
For tips and instructions on using the tutorial, see tutorial help.