- An earthquake victim in urgent need of medical attention,
- A child seriously wounded in a remote village,
- An elderly man with severe symptoms of malaria and no means of travel to the metropolitan hospital.
What do these scenarios have in common?
They were real-life possibilities with grim outcomes, until tele-health technology became available. Today, by combining state-of-the-art satellite connectivity with Information Communications Technologies (ICTs), patients can be remotely diagnosed by experts thousands of miles away, nurses and doctors can be educated through online courses or video chat with other health professionals across the globe, and lives can be saved through easy access to necessary information around the world.
GVF is promoting expanded delivery of satellite-enabled tele-health solutions. Through a partnership with a social enterprise organization, GlobalPartnersUnited (GPU) and its Global teleRehabilitation Institute, GVF is helping to create innovative public-private alliances committed to brain ‘gain’, systems strengthening, and capacity building in developing countries via innovative 21st century ICT applications. By infusing online and hybrid learning models, social media, and telepractices blended with traditional international development strategies, GPU and GVF aim for improved sustainable and scalable capacity building outcomes, service delivery, and monitoring and evaluation.
Parties interested in exploring opportunities in the tele-health arena are invited to browse this section, and for more information contact Evelyn Cherow, President, GPU, and Lead, GVF Tele-Health Commission.