On November 16, 2019, 1 year ago, the Department of Pathological Anatomy of the Omar Hassan Al Bachir military hospital in Djibouti was inaugurated, at the presence of the State highest officials and the Gibutian Armed Forces.
The laboratory, built in just 18 months, is the result of an intense period of joint design and implementation that sees the hospital's Health Department among its protagonists in the figures of the Director General Col. Madian and Dr. Miriam Martinelli for the project management, APOF NGO for consulting on health process design and training of local staff, WorldConnex for the WaidX Telepathology platform and Digital Health components.
The result is exciting: the new Diagnostics Department employs laboratory technicians from the hospital and makes use of the remote consultation of Italian pathologists who are connected in real time thanks to WaidX, achieving a reduction in the cost per exam of 90% and a cut in the average time for obtaining the diagnosis from 3 months to few days compared to the previous method of carrying out pathological diagnoses.
In the video presentation, the new Health Department of the Hospital wanted to emphasize the importance of the project which represents a vanguard in the telemedicine sector for developing countries.
Read the inauguration article on www.lanation.dj
Watch the report on RTD Djibuti of 11/16/2019 [0:55 - 4:56]
tags: #innovation, #health, #WaidX, #telepathology, #telemedicine, #digitalDivide