Margaret, I did a quick/dirty on Lancet online & got this. It may/may not be what your doc's referring to. Richard Horton, Lancet 2000; 355: 2231-36 Here's the section with the "leapfrog" reference. Perhaps the most substantial proposal came recently from the United-Nations Secretary- General, Kofi Annan, who announced the creation of a UN Information Technology Service (UNITeS) to provide access to medical information. In the newly published We, the Peoples report, Annan noted that the internet will "make it possible to leapfrog existing barriers to development." There is something of the technical-fix approach that underlines this comment. But of UNITeS, he wrote, "This will be a consortium of high-tech Volunteer Corps, including Net Corps Canada and Net Corps America, which United Nations Volunteers will help to coordinate. UNITeS will train groups in developing countries in the uses and opportunities of information technology, and stimulate the creation of additional digital corps in the North and South." Hope this gets you what you needed! Bill Nichols Eglin AFB, FL [log in to unmask] -----Original Message----- From: Margaret Almon [mailto:[log in to unmask]] I have a patron looking for an article in a recent issue of Lancet about a "Leapfrog Program"--she has no idea what it's about, just that a doctor mentioned it--does this sound familiar to anyone?