Community Telehealth in Nepal
Integrated services to grass root level of remote villages in different geographical regions of Nepal through Telehealth
Project start date : 09/06/2009
Beneficiary country : Nepal
About the project
DISHARC in cooperation with CHEST is providing dermatology services out of the valley. We have set up telehealth clinic where patients can get consultation with our dermatologists. Prescribed medications are then distributed by a health worker accordingly.
The initiative addresses the problems of health, education and skill development training in rural communities at the grass root level by providing medical consultation to patients, educational tuition classes to students, experts interaction and skill development training on various fields like information technology, as per their needs, through the means of tele-equipment with the ownership of the communities themselves.
There are health clinics [&] schools in the remote area but lacks specialist doctors [&] qualified teachers, skill development training by experts are very rare, although it is significant for rural development. However our initiative can enhance the quality of health [&] education and provide the community with different skill development training by experts for the development of the rural areas.
3 Full-Time equivalents
2 Service providers
Number of beneficiaries since launch