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Project ID: 1102671616
Entity: African Medical & Research Foundation (AMREF)
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Activity: Regional telemedicine project targeting four rural hospitals in Kenya and Tanzania, initially. Later, Uganda will be also a beneficiary.
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Activity description: 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.
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Entity from: International
 
Geographical coverage of the activity: Regional
 
WSIS action lines related to this activity:
Theme 2. Information and communication infrastructure
Theme 3. Access to information and knowledge
Theme 4. Capacity building
Theme 5. Building confidence and security in use of ICTs
Theme 10. Ethical dimensions of the Information Society
Theme 12. Achieving WSIS targets (PoA, Section B)
Theme 15. Towards WSIS Phase 2 (Tunis) (PoA, Section F)
 
Related MDGs:
MDG 1. Eradicate poverty and hunger
MDG 3. Promote gender equality & empower women
MDG 4. Reduce child mortality
MDG 5. Improve maternal health
MDG 6. Combat HIV/AIDS, Malaria and other diseases
 
Activity type: Project
Time scale: Ongoing: 1/04/04 - 1/04/05
Partners: 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

 

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