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Where technology and medicine meet in rural Zambia

 IPS 23 November 2019

Doctors in rural Zambia are getting help diagnosing patients from colleagues thousands of miles away thanks to “Virtual Doctors”. The programme uses “telemedicine” software to improve local primary healthcare in rural areas where trained medical staff are scarce. It was started by former safari guide Huw Jones, now based in the UK developing the technology. IPS reports on how telemedicine is saving lives across Africa. (1341 Words) - By James Jeffrey

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Health officer Kennedy Mulenga at Ngwerere Clinic holding an old Virtual Doctors netbook computer in his left hand and a new Virtual Doctors tablet computer in his right hand.  Credit: James Jeffrey/IPS

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