POST OFFICE FOR HEALTH AGENCIES
IN THE PACIFIC ISLANDS REGION (FY 1996-1997)
A problem for the health organizations in the Pacific Islands region
is access to information and the ability to transfer electronic mail
and files. The purpose of this project is to lessen the problems created
by the lack of access to information and ability to communicate electronically
by designing a cost-effective means for electronic communications.
This project lessens the barriers of lack of information access, electronic
mail, and transferring of data files through the planning, design,
and implementation of an "Electronic Post Office" for health
and other government and educational institutions and providing links
to the Internet and other data services through PEACESAT.
concept of an "Electronic Post Office" is articulated
in a paper entitled "Internet Services via PEACESAT." (See
Library, Papers & Documents under Resources).
ORGANIZATIONS: The funding agency for this project is the U.S. Public
Health Service. The project is a collaboration between the Pacific
Islands Health Officers Association and the Office of Telecommunication
and Information Studies and Applications of the Social Science Research
ORGANIZATION: The Principal Investigators of the project are Ms. Roylinne
Wada (Assistant Professor, School of Public Health) and Dr. Norman
Okamura. Mr. Thomas Okamura (PEACESAT) and Mr. Glenn Nochi (PIHOA)
are the project managers.