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Telemedicine Task Force

BioPhotonics
May 2007
The Telemedicine Task Force, started in Brussels, Belgium, in January 2006, has completed an assessment of the future role of information technologies in Africa. At a meeting held in Botswana on March 1, the group — composed of representatives from the World Health Organization of Geneva, the European Commission of Brussels, the European Space Agency of Paris and African organizations — concluded that satellite-based technologies could help improve the health of inhabitants of sub-Saharan Africa and made several recommendations to this end. In a pilot project proposal, the task force outlined plans to improve the performance, strength and number of personnel in the African health work force. A second proposal focused on accessibility to clinical services through increased health coverage and through expansion into isolated regions. The final plan aimed to strengthen the intelligence-gathering capacity of health systems as well as their ability to use this information for decision making. The results of the initiative will be used to help develop a framework for extending health-related communications networks in the sub-Saharan region. Funded by the European Development Fund, the larger effort will comprise one component of the European Union Strategy for Africa.


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