The editors of WikiPilipinas, the Philippines’ premier online encyclopedia, were invited to present its latest project WikiHealth on the last day of the Department of Health’s (DOH) Information and Communications Technology and Web Users’ Conference (ICT Conference) in Cagayan de Oro City last May 4.
WikiHealth, which was launched late last year, is an online encyclopedia on health and wellness in the Philippines, conceived by the Vibal Foundation in collaboration with the DOH.
Joining the DOH forum in Cagayan de Oro were information technology officers from various regions around the country. According to Charity Tan, Information Management Service head of DOH, WikiHealth is a big help to the department, in its drive to make information about Philippine healthcare accessible to a wider audience.
In his presentation of WikiHealth, WikiFilipino editor Yol Jamendang explained the importance of reaching the mass audience with a reference website that is written generally in Filipino and in layman’s terms. He also encouraged the delegates to contribute to the website, which currently has 1,700 entries and counting.
The WikiHealth website is at health.wikipilipinas.org. Registration and contribution is free. For inquiries and contributions, email health-related articles to WikiHealth editor Maui Flores at firstname.lastname@example.org