Sustainable locally driven growth of health informatics & mHealth in Botswana
Main beneficiary country:Botswana
Country of origin: United States
Healthcare themes targeted
Stage of development:
Area where initiative is utilised
Initiative start date
Lack of health informatics training locally Lack of specialists in the country Need for triage of difficult cases to referral hospitals Need to optimize technology resources in health care
Patients can get to the needed specialist faster, with less time off work, less morbidity while waiting for an appointment. Patients that may never have gotten care will be funneled appropriately to the correct care for little cost leading to more efficient care.
Health professional training - Telemedicine (remote diagnosis and consultations) - Information, education and communication for behaviour change (IEC)
20000 Number of beneficiaries since launch
auto-evaluated or evaluated by a related organization
Academic entities: Universities, research laboratories, etc.
Organizational: Communities, public authorities, NGOs, associations, foundations, etc.