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Challenges of telemedicine in Angola to support the health municipalization

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Maia, Mélanie R.
Lapãp, Luís
Published in XII Jornadas APDIS - Investigação, Inovação, Intervenção: Partilha de Conhecimento em Saúde. Coimbra (Portugal) - 20-22 avril 2016 - . 2016
Abstract Introduction – Telemedicine, as a tool for distance health care delivery, enables to overcome the existing barriers and limitations to health systems. It may be the way to answer the challenge of health globalization and universal access to health Since 2003, the RAFT Telemedicine network, has been expanding and capturing more followers. RAFT already counts on the participation of more than one thousand health professionals from African countries, allowing them to communicate within the extensive professionals’ network they constitute. Objective – The main goal was to expand the telemedicine network in Angola, to carry on a health municipalisation strategy, with the promotion of health professionals’ participation. Methods – During last year, the network was promoted among health professionals in Portugal and PALOP territories, in order to enlarge the Portuguese speaking collaboration network, in teleconsultation, teletraining and tele-education, giving support to local professionals, and allowing to collect an increasing number of RAFT users. Results – The main results of this project's stage are the following: benchmarking to support the Telemedicine's policy-paper; the promotion of the debate among experts on the subject of telemedicine's possible contribution to primary healthcare (PHC) delivery; the project divulgation by the stakeholders; carrying out and transmission of several teletraining sessions on the Dudal platform. Conclusion – Throughout time, it has been possible to gather an increasing number of participants (physicians and other health professionals) to support and dynamize the telemedicine network. In future, there should be ensured continuity to this work, focusing particularly on the promotion of the teleconsultation platform.
Keywords TelemedicineTeleconsultationTeletrainingUniversal accessPrimary healthcareAngola
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MAIA, Mélanie R., CORREIA, Jorge, LAPÃP, Luís. Challenges of telemedicine in Angola to support the health municipalization. In: XII Jornadas APDIS - Investigação, Inovação, Intervenção: Partilha de Conhecimento em Saúde. Coimbra (Portugal). [s.l.] : [s.n.], 2016. https://archive-ouverte.unige.ch/unige:135839

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