Public e-Health Innovation and Equity in Latin America and the Caribbean (eSAC)

Providing equitable public health services in low-resource contexts requires locally relevant information. This is particularly true in Latin America and the Caribbean, where there is wide disparity in health services access and delivery. Electronic health has already demonstrated its usefulness in electronic health records and telehealth. It may also have potential in the area of public health.

This grant will support two separate but interrelated components. Under the first component, researchers will identify and field test innovative public e-health applications. The second component will consist of a region-wide virtual community of practice where innovators, entrepreneurs, researchers, policymakers, the media and the general public can increase their knowledge and capacity with respect to public e-health and equity in health.

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Project status


Start Date

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

End Date

Saturday, August 2, 2014


27 months

IDRC Officer

Sinha, Chaitali

Total funding

CA$ 1,520,159


North and Central America, South America


Maternal and Child Health

Project Leader

Jorge Walters

Project Leader

Marcelo D'Agostino


Pan American Health Organization

Institution Country

United States

Institution Website

Project Leader

Andrea A. Cortinois

Project Leader

Alejandro (Alex) R. Jadad


University of Toronto

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Institution Website