Further information

The aim of the telemedicine system is to assist doctors and other health care workers at field sites. Diagnostic and management advice can be obtained easily from a large panel of specialists, most of whom have previous MSF field experience themselves. Problems such as confidentiality are addressed through the use of a secure server.

No special software is required, since the telemedicine system is accessible through a web browser. It is helpful to have a reasonably reliable Internet connection.

Further reading
Peer-reviewed publications about the MSF telemedicine system are listed here.

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