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Telemedicine in Space

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AMD telemdicine has announced that its telemedicine equipment is helping to improve health care delivery in Nigeria through a nation wide telemedicine program that is using a Nigerian satellite to relay medical data and images. The Nigeran telemedicine project is an example of how telemedicine can really shine Nigeria’s telemedicine project is a nine-site program, funded by the country’s National Space Research and Development Agency (NASRDA) for the Ministry of health. NASRDA has installed telemedicine equipment in two Nigerian hospitals, Ibadan Teaching Hospital and Maiduguri Teaching Hospital, as well as some additional, federal clinics throughout the country. Additionally, NASRDA provided a  working telemedicine clinic in a bus that will travel to the most remote parts of Nigeria to provide primary healthcare services. Furinshing connectivity for the program, Nigcomsat-1, Nigeria’s advanced communication satellite, links the medical data sent from the bus to the in-country hospitals, giving patients and doctors in remote areas access to expert care. The Nigerian telemedicine project is equipped with AMD Telemedicine’s state-of-the-art stethoscopes (for heart and lungs), opthalmosopes (for eyes) , dermascopes (for skin), otoscopes (for ear/nose/throat), and general examination cameras, making it possible for remote patients to be examined for a wide range of conditions.

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