Fondation Pierre Fabre

Online paediatric tele-ultrasound platform for diagnostic purposes

Main beneficiary countries:
Afghanistan - Cambodia - Mozambique - Guinea

About the sponsor

La Chaîne de L'espoir

La Chaîne de L'Espoir (the chain of hope) is a French association that helps underprivileged children. It is currently chaired by Dr. Eric Cheysson. Its missions are 1/ To provide medical care - in France or abroad - for children who cannot be in their country of origin due to a lack of technical or financial resources and 2/ Train local medical personnel on specialist fields in paediatrics.
Bress Healthcare: A French startup specialised in international medical tele-expertise.

Sector: Health: Healthcare professionals and structures

Country of origin: France

The organisation has:

Full-Time Equivalents
Service provider

Initiative overview

Healthcare themes targeted

  • Cardiovascular illnesses

Stage of development:

  • Routine project/operational

Area where initiative is utilised

  • International (in several countries)

Initiative start date

  • 04/01/2016


Financing method

  • NGO

Economic model(s)

  • Donations

About the initiative

Children in foreign countries do not have access to suitable diagnosis or treatment with regard to the complexity of the congenital heart diseases they suffer from. The acquisition of a diagnosis and access to quality treatment leads to significantly better survival rates among patients.

Capturing and retransmitting images asynchronously is technically difficult for physicians, when it is even possible, but it also makes it difficult to guide the examiner regarding a fine-tuned interpretation of paediatric cardiac ultrasound imaging.


Doctors overseas have access to a 100% online platform on which they can upload images of paediatric cardiac ultrasounds. Doctors in France can observe the images and make decisions about patient treatment. If necessary, the Chaîne de l'Espoir is responsible for the logistics related to surgery when it is required, in France and in some cases abroad.

Fields of application:

Health professional training - Telemedicine (remote diagnosis and consultations)

Target audience

  • Healthcare professionals and structures (hospitals, healthcare centres/clinics, health networks)
  • Sick people
  • Children - adolescents (ages 6-18)
  • Young children (0-5 years)

Initiative objectives

  • Decreased mortality
  • Decreased morbidity

Key figures

400 Number of beneficiaries since launch

4 Number of users per Week

Materials used

  • Computer

Technologies used

  • Internet

Offline use


Open Source


Open Data


Independent evaluation



Bress Healthcare

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