WaidX introduces new working strategies, allowing heath professionals remotely connected to provide training and teleconsultation to operators sited in LMIC. In the most challenging scenario, where the medical pathologist is not locally available, the platform acts like a “virtual pathologist” allowing the real-time diagnosis performed by remote on the slides prepared by the laboratory technicians.
The success of this approach is proven by the first implementation of the Horn of Africa project.
Thanks to APOF NGO, Balbala Hospital hosts the only Pathological Anatomy Department in Djibouti. WaidX turned this department in the first node of an international telepathology network aimed to involve different countries within the Horn of Africa, allowing cancer screening programs and diagnosis for the entire population.
The next node implementation, already planned in the Pathological Anatomy Department of Hargeisa Group Hospital, in northern Somalia, will demonstrate that an interactive model among professionals resident in different countries can be implemented effectively.
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The successfull story of the start up WorldConnex speaks of human sensitivity that is linked to the most advanced technology, with the desire to provide useful basic services in the most hidden and forgotten parts of the planet. Because what Matteo Botteghi, a young scientific researcher at the Center for Medical Physics (UniBO) and the Experimental Pathology Group (UNIVPM), faces in 2011 during his first health mission in Africa at the Bugando Medical Center hospital in Mwanza, Tanzania, it has something incredible.
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WorldConnex takes part in the World Cancer Day with the launch of two important projects.
Why World Cancer Day is important?
This year alone, nearly 8 million people will die of cancer, and left unchecked, the number of deaths will increase to 13.2 million per year by 2030. There is an urgent need for action to raise awareness of the disease and to develop practical strategies to reduce the burden of cancer.
With the recent adoption of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), global health is entering a new era. Today, more than ever, a global commitment is needed to advance progress in the fight against cancer and non-communicable diseases (NCDs).
World Cancer Day is the perfect opportunity to spread the word and create a global awareness of the disease in international media and global health and development programmes.
How does WorldConnex contribute to the cause?
At World Cancer Day 2018, WorldConnex participates with two important projects, made possible by WaidX®, the telematic platform destined to define new scenarios for telemedicine. In both cases, the main objective is to provide access to medical care and channels that allow the exchange of know-how between doctors and health personnel in real time.
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