U.S. Telemedicine Initiative Tackles Diabetes Epidemic in Libya

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

This past week, in the midst of yet another political crisis in Tripoli and the third anniversary of the 2011 Revolution, 11 Libyan physicians, including diabetes specialists, ophthalmologists and pharmacists, participated in an intensive three-day certificate program in “Retinopathy Screening for Primary Care,” in Istanbul, Turkey. Diabetes-induced retinopathy is one of the leading causes of blindness in Libya, and is currently at epidemic levels.

Source: HuffPost Impact (link opens in a new window)

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Education, Health Care
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global health, healthcare technology, Non-communicable diseases, public private partnerships, skill development, telemedicine