<<October 18, 2000>>
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Dr. Robert Lee <leerober@carec.paho.org>

Roberto J. Rodrigues, MD <rrodrigues@paho.org>

Ms Linda Hinds <dltoco@tstt.net.tt>

Mr Christopher Laird <banyan@pancaribbean.net>

Selby Wilson, FCCA, CA, ATII <wilsonso@trinidad.net>

Dr. Pablo Pulido <pablopulido1@compuserve.com>

Peter J. de Blanc <pdeblanc@usvi.net>

Riva Eskinazi <REskinazi@worldbank.org>

D. K. Sachdev <dksachdev1@aol.com>

Dear Dr. Lee:

(1) Many thanks for your msg (ATTACHMENT I) with a brief description of your
very interesting and valuable project.

(2) About our Global Service Trust Fund (GSTF) project, pls click Current
Reference Websites" at the top of the home page of our web site at

(3) Pls also retrieve followings at <http://www.friends-partners.org/~utsumi/gu-l/mid-2000/index.html>;

(a) TechNet Seminar on GSTF at InfoDev/World Bank on 10/19 - October 10, 2000

You may ask Bob Rodrigues or someone at PAHO in DC to attend the seminar.

BTW, Pablo Pulido of Venezuela will attend the seminar
-- Bob knows him since we met him at the International
Consultant Conference of Telehealth and Telemedicine
at WHO in Geneva last January. He is a former
Minister of Health of Venezuela and his consortium has
384 university hospitals in Latin America and the Caribbean.

Dear Riva:

Pls prepare his badge. Thanks.

(b) Global University System (GUS) in Argentina - October 12, 2000

I suggested how to set up Argentina chapter of our Global University System (GUS).

(c) GSTF presentation of possible pilot project in Amazonia on 10/19th - October 14, 2000

I mentioned the possible community development in Manaus,
Amazona as one of our GSTF pilot project -- you may follow their suit.

I would be very happy to mention of your project as
one of possible pilot projects of GSTF at this seminar
at the InfoDev, too.

I also depicted an idea of combining our Global Broadband
Internet (GBI) scheme with LINCOS.

BTW, LINCOS has already shipped 50 units to Dominican Republic.

(d) Peter de Blanc's trip to Bangkok - October 13, 2000

I indicated the precedence of the use of wireless broadband
Internet without license in St. Thomas Island.

(4) As mentioned in those list distributions, we plan to hold a Global
Summit to formerly inaugurate the GSTF in Washington, D.C. in June of
next year. We hope to commence the GSTF operation after the summit.

Meanwhile, we would be very happy to jointly raise funds for your
project, say, from the InfoDev of the World Bank, etc.

For example, you may approach to Japanese Embassy to get the
Grass Root" fund (up to US$100,000 -- though depends on the
applicant's country) -- see its example for Pakistan at http://www.friends-partners.org/GLOSAS/Tampere_Conference/Final_Report/Compilation_of_comments/12059_B_Shahab_Khan/12059_B_Shahab_Khan.html

You may also ask a free of charge satellite broadcasting from the
WorldSpace which satellite over South America will be launched
next year -- Satellite in Massachusetts has already using it over Africa.

Since D. K. Sachdev of WorldSpace will attend the seminar on
10/19th at the InfoDev, Bob Rodrigues (or someone from PAHO)
may ask him about this possibility.

BTW, Selby Wilson indicated me his willingness to invite me to his
conference in Puerto Rico in the first week of June, 2001, when I
met him at the annual conference of the International Institute of
Communications (IIC) in Tampa, FL on 9/25-28/00.

Dear Electronic Colleagues:

(5) Pls let me know if you are interested in helping his project.

Keep in touch.

Best, Tak

From: "Lee, Dr. Robert (CEC)" <leerober@carec.paho.org>
To: "'utsumi@columbia.edu'" <utsumi@columbia.edu>
Cc: "Sirjoo, Ms. Farida (CEC)" <sirjoofa@carec.paho.org>
Subject: Global Service Trust Fund
Date: Tue, 17 Oct 2000 10:35:03 -0400

Dear Dr. Utsumi:

I am an epidemiologist (trained in Columbia University 1993) working for fhe
Caribbean Epidemiology Centre in Port of Spain, Trinidad on a pilot project
to establish a replicable sentinel surveillance system using local family
doctors to report on key health conditions. The project is in partnereship
with the Caribbean College of Family Physicians and the Ministries of Health
from the three countries (Jamaica, Trinidad and St. Lucia) that the pilot is
based. The system uses the internet to receive reports from the doctors
and to send updates on diseases of current concern in the region as well to
provide information on what to do if certain conditions are identified. One
element that is to be developed is to create modules to train the
participants in the management of health conditions and to ugrade their
skills in Public Health.

We are looking for funding to continue the work and to expand the scope of
the project to other Caribbean countries with the ultimate aim of spanning
all 21 countries in the region to collaborate on a web-based surveillance system.

Would such a project be suitable for your organisation to consider for
funding? If it is not could you advise me on any organisation that would be
interested in supporting a project that has elements of health and disease
surveillance in the Caribbean, Public Health education and policy, and
consensus building among Caribbean countries and seeks to use the Internet
to achieve these ends?


Dr. Robert Lee
Physician Based Sentinel Surveillance Project

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Dr. Robert Lee
Physician Based Sentinel Surveillance Project
Caribbean Epidemiology Centre
Port of Spain, Trinidad

Roberto J. Rodrigues, MD
Regional Advisor in Health Services Information Technology
Essential Drugs and Technology Program
Division of Health Systems and Services Development
Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization
1889 F Street, NW 4th Floor Room 4-062
(Organization of American States Annex Building)
Washington, DC 20006 USA
Tel: (202) 974-3826
Fax: (202) 974-3610
NetMeeting Server: ils.paho.org

Ms Linda Hinds
Radio Toco/Toco Foundation
Victoria Pritchard Resource Centre
Galera Rd
Tel No. +868 670 00 68
Fax No. +868 670 00 68
E-Mail: dltoco@tstt.net.tt

Mr Christopher Laird
Caribbean Community Radio
E-Mail: banyan@pancaribbean.net

Selby Wilson, FCCA, CA, ATII
Secretary General
Caribbean Association of National Telecommunication Organizations
67 Picton Street
Port of Spain
Trinidad & Tobago
West Indies
Tel: +1-868-622-7448/3770
Fax: +1-868-622-3751

Dr. Pablo Pulido
Executive Director
PanAmerican Federation of Associations of Medical Schools
Apartado de Correos 60411
Caracus 1060-A
Fax: +58-2-945-4275
Sede de la Direccion Ejecutiva
Calle el Torreon, Quinta FEPAFEM
Urb. Sorocaima, La Trinidad
+58-2-93-0875 / 943-2840 / 93-0857
Fax: +58-2-943-285-40

Peter J. de Blanc
V.I.P. FreeNet
P.O. Box 1678
St. Thomas, VI 00804
Director, USVI.NET
P.O. Box 1678
St. Thomas, VI 00804
United States of America
Voice (340) 776-4800
Fax (340) 776-2666
340-774-9149 -- private office
Mobil: 340-690-2722
340-774-7087 -- home
Physical address, for Fed Ex or UPS
COBEX International, Inc.
Corporate Place
Royal Dane Mall
St. Thomas, VI 00802

Riva Eskinazi
Information for Development Program
The World Bank
2121 Pennsylvania Avenue
Washington, DC 20433
Tel: +1 (202) 458 9762
Fax: +1 (202) 522 3186

D. K. Sachdev
Executive Advisor
2400 N Street, NW
Washington, DC 20037
Tel: 202 969 6000
Fax: 202 969 6001
10289 Johns Hollow Road
Vienna, VA 22182
Tel: (703) 757-5880
Fax: (703) 757 6511
Mobile: (703) 314-3211
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