Telehealth Strategies for Tanzania - Muhimbili Health Exchange Forum (MuHEF)

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Presented at Med-e-tel 2005 Conference in Luxembourg.
eHealth and Developing Countries (2): Many African countries feature a lack of specialized doctors, especially in rural areas. Due to unsatisfactory transport systems and poor telecommunications, doctors in rural areas are often denied the possibilities of sustaining dialogue with their colleagues in specialized hospitals and end up working in professional isolation. Essential and up-to-date information for the tasks of management and efficient planning and implementation of measures in the public health sector are often lacking. The Muhimbili Health Exchange Forum (MuHEF) is an initiative to facilitate communication and the flow of health information between healthworkers in the districts and regions of Tanzania and Ministry of Health, Health experts and postgraduate students of Muhimbili.
This presentation was given at the Med-e-tel 2005 Conference in Luxembourg on April 8th, 2005.
Communication, Tanzania, Telehealth, Recommendations