Telemedicine Networks to Bring Healthcare to Rural Kenya

Friday, October 2, 2015

World Health Partners (WHP) has committed to providing essential healthcare services to eight million women and children in Kenya.

WHP made a formal commitment at UN Headquarters to provide services through a unique model that connects local entrepreneurs, healthcare professionals and telemedicine services to bring healthcare to underserved communities in Kenya.

In a press release on Wednesday, the initiative is in support of the UN Secretary-General’s Every Woman Every Child campaign to deliver maternal, new-born, and child healthcare services in rural Kenya over the next five years.

The programmeme launched in 2010 by UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon is a global movement to mobilise action by governments, multilateral, the private sector and civil society to remedy the many health challenges faced by women and children around the world.

The goal of the campaign is to put into action the re-launched Global Strategy for Women’s and Children’s Health, which is a roadmap for better financing, policy, and healthcare service delivery for the world’s most vulnerable women and children.

“The Every Woman Every Child approach is very much in line with WHP’s model to bring healthcare within a walkable distance for women and children in the world’s most underserved communities,” said Gopi Gopalakrishnan, WHP President and Founder.

 

Source: HiviSasa (link opens in a new window)

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Health Care
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health care, rural healthcare delivery, telemedicine