Regional telemedicine project targeting four rural hospitals in Kenya and Tanzania, initially. Later, Uganda will be also a beneficiary.

Details of the organization
African Medical & Research Foundation (AMREF)
International
International organizations

Information about the project
Regional telemedicine project targeting four rural hospitals in Kenya and Tanzania, initially. Later, Uganda will be also a beneficiary.
Traditionally in AMREF, the technologies of radio and the airplane have been used to achieve this goal in a programme called clinical outreach. Recently AMREF has embarked on a more innovative and creative use of ICT, in a concept known as telemedicine, to improve quality, access and cost of its clinical outreach programme. The outreach programme currently covers 75 government and mission hospitals. The telemedicine pilot project has initially targeted 4 hospitals with a view to expanding to cover all the 75 hospitals.
Regional implementation
    None
Ongoing from 1/04/04 to 1/04/05
1. Ministry of Health -Kenya 2. Ministry of Health -Tanzania 3. Communications Commission of Kenya (CCK)4. Posstal Corporation of Kenya (PCK) 5. Safaricom Kenya limited 6. Rubya Mission Hospital -Tanzania 7. Kibondo District Hospital – Tanzania 8. Kakuma Mission Hospital - Kenya 9. Mandera District Hospital - Kenya 10. Bugando Medical Centers – Tanzania 11. Kenyatta National Hospital- Kenya 12. Amref Clinical Outreach Programme

WSIS information
* Information and communication infrastructure
* Access to information and knowledge
* Capacity building
* Building confidence and security in use of ICTs
* Ethical dimensions of the Information Society
  • Eradicate poverty and hunger
  • Promote gender equality & empower women
  • Reduce child mortality
  • Improve maternal health
  • Combat HIV/AIDS, Malaria and other diseases
  • Project
The project is being considered as contributing to the objectives of the ITU Connect the World initiative? No