oa South African Family Practice - Rural telemedicine in Africa : letter to the editor



Extracted from text ... RURAL Telemedicine IN AFRICA To the editor: Most of health professionals in rural areas feel isolated from mentors, colleagues, and the information resources necessary to support them personally and professionally. The medical equipment at their disposal may be less up-to-date and other necessary facilities less than adequate. These conditions have made it difficult attracting and retaining health professionals in rural areas resulting in geographic and socio-economic isolation that have disenfranchised millions of people from the health care services they require. The advent of telemedicine, which is the use of telecommunication and information technology to provide medical information and services, has ..


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