Citizens in Developing Countries
The most urgent methods for improving the health, longevity and well-being of people in the developing world are through improved access to the simplest of technologies, from clean water to improved education. But emerging technologies, such as genetic engineering and nanotechnology, will also have a powerful role to play in improving the quality of life throughout the world, if they are safe, accessible, and sustainable.
Through our Global Health research program we intend to link with like-minded organizations working in global health and development policy to encourage the diffusion of emerging technologies in developing countries, and to systematically examine the problems of global equity and access to new technologies.
WTA-SASIA South Asian transhumanists’ list
West Bengal Transhumanist Association
TRANSHUMANISMO.org Latin American transhumanists
How the Developing World Can Benefit from Emerging Technologies
Transvision 2005 Caracas, Venezuela, focusing on the theme of how emerging technologies, and human enhancement technology, can benefit the developing world.
“Why Africa Should Care about Robots,” by James Hughes - 2004-01-26 - Betterhumans
“Africa Enters the Age of Cloning,” by Dwayne Hunter- 2003-05-08 - Betterhumans
“The High-tech Path to Development,” by James Hughes - 2003-10-13 - Betterhumans
Experts rank top 10 biotechnologies for improving global health within 5-10 years
Toronto Joint Centre for Bioethics argues for benefits of nanotech for developing world
Groups Working on Health Technology Access in the Developing World
Doctors without Borders
Program for Appropriate Technology in Health
Institute for OneWorld Health A nonprofit pharmaceutical company developing drugs for the biggest killers in the developing world.
Center for Responsible Nanotechnology, which works on policies to ensure the benefits of molecular manufacturing for the developing world