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Multidisciplinary Teleconsultation in Developing Countries, edited by Michelangelo Bartolo, Fabio Ferrari

This book presents a replicable model of multidisciplinary teleconsultation, designed and set up by Global Health Telemedicine, that offers very significant health benefits in remote and rural areas of developing countries. The model is based on experiences gained in sub-Saharan Africa while training and cooperating with local health professionals within the DREAM program, managed by the Community of Sant’Egidio. This program has to date treated almost 300,000 patients across many countries and has provided health education and disease prevention training to tens of millions. It originated in the context of the fight against AIDS but has been extended to encompass other pathologies and to exploit the capabilities of new telemedicine technologies that allow multispecialist teleconsultation (hence the acronym now represents “Disease Relief through Excellent and Advanced Means”). In addition to thorough description of the program, readers will find reflections and analysis on logistical, technical, sociological, and epidemiological issues. The book is divided into thematic chapters with easy-to-understand graphics. It will be a readily accessible source of information for professionals in international cooperation and global health students and professionals
Table Of Contents
Part I  Africa Today -- Chapter 1: Health in Sub Saharan Africa; HIV, TB and Malaria Epidemiology (Leonardo Palombi, Stefania Moramarco) -- Chapter 2: Chronic-degenerative diseases in Sub-Saharan Africa (Sandro Petrolati, Fabio Ferrari) -- Part 2 DREAM 2.0 -- Chapter 2: From DREAM to DREAM 2.0:  An African Model (Maria Cristina Marazzi) -- Chapter 4: The DREAM Management Software (Marco Peroni, Flavio Ismael) -- Chapter 5: DREAM Centre Remote Telemonitoring (Fausto Ciccacci, Giovanni Guidotti) -- Chapter 6: DREAM Data Activity (Piero Giglio, Michelangelo Bartolo) -- Chapter 7: DREAM 2.0 a Replicable Model (Paola GERMANO, Abdul Majid Noorjehan) -- Chapter 8: The Challenge of Sustainability: The Impact of Dream Programme on the Social, Economic and Working Conditions of Patients With HIV/AIDS (Stefano Orlando) -- Part 3 GHT, Remote  Healthcare -- Chapter 9:  Multispecialist Teleconsultation (Michelangelo Bartolo, Fabio Ferrari) -- Chapter 10: From on the field training to E-learning (Fausto Ciccacci, Kingaru Shamsi) -- Chapter 11: GHT Activity Data (Fulvio Erba, Elena Cara) -- Chapter 12: BS Innova Platform: Introduction, Framework and Technology (Soddu Gianluca) -- Part 4 The Technology in Africa -- Chapter 13: The Digital Divide (M.Peroni, Michelangelo Bartolo) -- Chapter 14: Plant for Africa and Renewable Energy (Giorgio Barbaglia)
Literary Form
non fiction
1st ed. 2018.
Physical Description
1 online resource (134 pages)
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