Health workers in poor countries often lack access to basic information that is essential to providing effective health care.  As a result, millions die every year from medical conditions that could be readily prevented or treated.

Training is often unavailable to these workers and can be limited in value—lectures not understood; written material rarely read; and comprehension critically reduced by language barriers, complexity of content, and the failure to take into consideration the realities of low-resource settings.

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