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Ghana Telemedicine Project Phase II

Lead PI: Sonia Ehrlich Sachs

Unit Affiliation: Center for Sustainable Development (CSD)

July 2013 - December 2017
Inactive
Africa ; Ghana
Project Type: Research

DESCRIPTION: Telemedicine uses information and communications technology (ICT) to connect community health workers to medical specialists via 24-hour teleconsultation centers. Doctors, nurses and midwives in the teleconsultation centers coach community health workers and advise on the treatment of their patients, helping them manage emergency cases that are beyond their capacity and avoiding unnecessary referrals.