Telehealth Services for Remote and Rural Areas in Egypt Programme

Details of the organization
Egypt ICT-Trust Fund- UNDP
International organizations

Information about the project
Telehealth Services for Remote and Rural Areas in Egypt Programme
Despite the forward strides had been made over recent years in the Egyptian health ecosystem, the major challenge is the centralization of services in the country’s major cities, leaving isolated and rural communities with less than adequate medical services. The Egypt ICT Trust Fund-UNDP launched the TSRRA program since 2009 to provide better health services with good quality for people live in poor and rural areas. The program connects clinics in rural areas with central hospital in the nearest big city as well as main hospitals in Capital (as Pediatric Hospital, Alexandria University and Kasr ELAini educational hospital). The program includes hardware installation with satellite internet connection as well as remote doctors training and consultant specialists hiring on line. The program served Siwa-oasis in western desert and Nubia-area in southern boarder. Flow of about 520 patients benefited from 5 clinics established in the two rural areas. Also 48 doctors were trained . Siwa project won AGFUND prize for its uniqueness in application.
National implementation: Egypt
Completed from 01/01/2009 to 31/03/2017
• Ministry of Health • Ministry of Communications and Information Technology (MCIT) • Ministry of Higher Education • Faculty of Medicine, Alexandria University • El Kasr El Einy Hospital • World Health Organization (WHO) • The Arab Gulf Fund for Development (AGFUND) • Vodafone Foundation • Orange Group CSR • Arab Doctor Unions • Local NGOs in Siwa and Nuba

WSIS information
      * E-health
  • Goal 3: Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all
  • Goal 8: Promote inclusive and sustainable economic growth, employment and decent work for all
  • Goal 10: Reduce inequality within and among countries
  • Goal 17: Revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development
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