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WiderNet's Newest eGranary includes The People's Pharmacy
The WiderNet Project’s Newest eGranary Includes The People’s Pharmacy
Chapel Hill, North Carolina (August 21, 2014) – The WiderNet Project and The People’s Pharmacy are joining forces to increase access to health education resources across the globe. More than 5,500 archived broadcasts will be made available to communities lacking regular Internet access through WiderNet’s eGranary Digital Library.
The eGranary, WiderNet Project’s centerpiece program, is an off-line collection of over 32 million resources, including videos, articles, books and images, accessible over local area networks at speeds thousands of times faster than typical Internet connections. The eGranary already contains millions of resources for health care trainers and practitioners.
“Like the internet, many people turn to the eGranary for information on health issues. Joe and Terry provide a unique perspective on both traditional and modern medicine. I expect that many people will gain valuable insights and assurance from their many years of interviews with experts.” Notes Cliff Missen, WiderNet Project Director.
Pharmacologist Joe Graedon and medical anthropologist Terry Graedon are the co-authors of the best-selling The People’s Pharmacy series of books and write a widely distributed, syndicated newspaper column. Their popular, award-winning The People’s Pharmacy radio program is broadcast weekly on over 162 radio stations. During each episode, Joe and Terry talk to leading experts on everything from breaking news on drugs to the top health headlines of the week and information on alternative therapies to cure common ailments.
The addition of the episodes to the eGranary will prove particularly valuable to the many medical schools that request eGranaries to increase the up-to-date medical literature available to their students, faculty and staff. “We are delighted that the WiderNet Project will be making this vital information available to people who do not have ready access to the internet, since they too deserve to be able to make wise decisions about their health,” Terry Graedon states.
The People’s Pharmacy has been on-air since 1994 and is heard by approximately 225,000 listeners on more than 162 radio stations nationwide.
The WiderNet Project is a non-profit organization in Chapel Hill that works to deliver educational resources to underprivileged individuals and communities worldwide and improve their digital communication. Affiliated with the School of Information and Library Science at UNC Chapel Hill, they have delivered eGranary Digital Libraries, replete with more than 32 million education resources, to over 800 institutions lacking internet access in 48 countries across the world.