The innovative online library MEDBOX.org has generated and just recently updated the new EBOLA TOOLBOX www.ebolabox.org comprising all publicly available disease-specific documents to ease access for the teams on the ground... MEDBOX is a new and innovative online library aimed at improving the quality of health care in humanitarian action, worldwide.
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There is a procedure for new journals to be included in PubMed. I had an experience of helping one Russian medical journal to answer all the questions to submit it for indexing in PubMed, and I was surprised how simple the procedure was. The main aspect was to show how the peer-review process was organized by the editorial board, and that most of published articles are peer-reviewed. There were also questions about conflict of interest, informed consent and other rules...that are common for all medical journals.
PubMed is a wonderful resource for health researchers in developing countries. The abstracts archived on PubMed are always a good place to start literature reviews. While the journals archived on PubMed are more resident in developed countries and often times US centered, in the last few years, I have seen an increase in the number of African journals especially Nigerian journals coming up on the search results.
We at Wikipedia are busy translating content on Ebola as well as many other key diseases into as many languages as we can find volunteers per here https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:WikiProject_Medicine/Translation... ... We have recently added a new collaborator to our efforts, Rubric who have volunteered their expertise and helped us get content into an additional dozen or so African languages. ...
I am currently in Ethiopia, where the Ministry of Health is working with IBM to develop content and connectivity so that (among others) 38,000 extension health workers can have access to health information via mobile telephony. With WHO support, I am working on the knowledge management end of this project. We're just beginning, but it is clear that the issues are both finding an appropriate technical solution and tailoring the right content for the job.
I fear that the cost of policing the Internet to ensure that essential health information is accurate and valid - what you call "oversight" - would be interpreted by the internet as censorship and the internet would, according to the adage, route around it.