GlobalMed Partners with Organizations to Bring Telemedicine to Remote Areas in Latin America
By Xavier Orozco, GlobalMed Strategic Business Development for LATAM--Middle East and Africa
[caption id="attachment_4485" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="GlobalMed teamed up with several organizations from Aug. 21-25 to bring healthcare to people living in remote communities in Colombia."]
From Aug. 21-25, GlobalMed joined local reseller Redsicom in an effort to provide much-needed healthcare to low-income Colombians living in a remote area of the country. GlobalMed participated in a Healthcare Brigade, organized by the San Jose Hospital and the Fundación Universitaria Ciencias de la Salud (FUCS) from Bogotá.
Under the supervision of Dr. Nandy Rodriguez, an ophthalmologist, the Brigade visited the Fundación Proboquilla (Proboquilla Foundation) in a neighborhood located in La Boquilla, a small town in the vicinity of Cartagena de Indias, where they provided assistance to dozens of Colombian families in the region.
The Proboquilla Foundation is a nonprofit organization that promotes the development of programs and projects for the benefit of vulnerable families in the communities of Tierra Baja, Puerto Rey, Manzanillo del Mar and Zapatero. The Foundation provides leadership training and the proactive attitude needed to improve education in the community.
[caption id="" align="alignright" width="300" caption="Many families, such as the one pictured here, were able to receive health consults through the use of telemedicine. Pictured center is GlobalMed's Transportable Exam Station (TES), which allows doctors to examine and diagnose patients more easily."]
To achieve these objectives, the Foundation encourages the physical and mental development of vulnerable children, youth and adults by supporting GlobalMed Partners with Organizations to Bring Telemedicine to Remote Areas in Latin America several initiatives in the areas of health and nutrition, education and culture, creative projects and infrastructure management within the geographic area and its inhabitants.
GlobalMed and Redsicom collaborated by bringing top-of-the-line telemedicine equipment to help participating doctors achieve better diagnostics, and by providing the community with accurate diagnoses and connectivity with specialists located in Bogotá. Using its Transportable Examination Station (TES), GlobalMed was able to facilitate the transmission of medical data from this remote area.Go here to read the full article.