Back in 2007, Dr. Jim Yong Kim, then head of the Division of Global Health Equity at Brigham and Women's Hospital now nominated to head the World Bank by President Obama, kicked off the creation of Global Health Delivery Online (GHDonline.org), a platform of peer-led communities where health care implementers ask questions and share pieces of advice.
Today, nine communities are hosted on [GHDonline.org](http://www.ghdonline.org/). Partnerships are formed and a wealth of knowledge is shared by more than 6,500 members and 30+ expert moderators from around the world. The Global Health Delivery Project at Harvard University focuses on maintaining and improving the platform, and regularly finds new ways of engaging members to improve the delivery of health care.
One of these initiatives is the organization of online conferences. Called “Expert Panels,” these events are free and open to all. Recognizing that many working in health care are not able to attend conferences or take professional trainings, these virtual panels bring expertise to members over one to two weeks. They feature a set of guests panelists from various organizations who debate a specific topic and field questions from members. Members with only intermittent internet access can opt to receive contributions via email, and respond back via email. Key lessons learned from these exchanges are compiled and published in [peer-reviewed Discussion Briefs](http://www.ghdonline.org/discussionbriefs/). In 2011, 12 Expert Panels were hosted on GHDonline.org, involving 45 panelists.
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“There is no doubt that more of these panel discussions will foster improvements across the health sectors globally through shared experiences,” [shared Felix Kayigamba, Director of the Access Projet in Rwanda in one such panel on strengthening health systems](http://www.ghdonline.org/strengthening-health-systems/). Dr. Agnes Binagwaho, Minister of Health of Rwanda, was one of the guest panelists.
This week, two consecutive panels are taking place: one focusing on the [monitoring and evaluation for health systems strengthening](http://www.ghdonline.org/integrating-m-and-e-health-systems-strengthenin...) and one [implementing quality management systems for building TB laboratory capacity](http://www.ghdonline.org/drtb/discussion/expert-panel-apr-2-6-implementi...). Experts from the World Health Organization, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, or Partners In Health are pitching in and fielding questions on these critical activities. Consider joining these timely discussions today by simply signing up to [GHDonline.org](http://www.ghdonline.org/); You'll become part of a wider movement to share knowledge and democratize access to critical information for better health care delivery.