Providing accessible health information for the people of Sri Lanka

by GHKI

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Sri Lanka, like many developing countries, faces a critical problem when it comes to public health information. Because the medical system is in English, the people of Sri Lanka do not have access to a reliable or complete source of health information on demand. We are solving this problem by creating a free online health information library for the people of Sri Lanka in Sinhala and Tamil This is achieved by translating health articles from 'NHS choices'- a world class health information source We contract bilingual Sri Lankans, largely medical students for this work so we directly contribute to Sri Lanka's economical development too, by creating jobs and training skills within these communities. Once translated, health articles are hosted in Sinhala/Tamil for people to access freely and openly- forever. This means that people suffering from disease are finally given access to the health information they need to lead healthier lives. So far we have translated 120,000 words, over 900,000 characters and have 38 active members. We are now growing rapidly with turnover of over 3000 words per day so at the current rate, our library will achieve 1,000,000 words in 12 months and will become the biggest modern health literature source in Sinhala/Tamil - in the world. 100% of your donations will go towards achieving this goal! Help us build a system to empower the people of Sri Lanka to lead healthy lives by supporting this campaign!
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GHKI

In developed countries, people have become accustomed to being able to access reliable health information on demand. In fact, online health information websites in the western world receive tens of millions of visitors per month. However, in many developing countries there are often no reliable health information sources that are accessible in regional languages. This poses a significant barrier to making informed health choices for billions people who are not fluent in a major world language, such as English. GHKI aims to overcome these barriers by translating and hosting reliable online health information in minority languages for everybody, forever, for free. Our translators are bilingual natives, largely medical students. Consequently, we also contribute to economical development, by creating jobs and training skills within these native communities. GHKI was founded and is run by a group of medical students with a vision of a world where everyone has access to the information they need to make healthy choices and lead healthy lives. For more information, please visit our website: ghki.orgCharity Registration No. 1184561

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