MedVision and Project HOPE are working with the government of the Philippines to implement a regional telemedicine program to support ongoing medical and health education efforts for people in remote areas. MedVision is donating state-of-the art equipment and will assist in the development, implementation and advanced TeleHealth training requirements to ensure the program’s success.
Project HOPE, a global health education and humanitarian assistance organization, has been deploying medical volunteers to the remote Panay Island in the Western Visayas region and the Camotes Islands in the Philippines (http://www.projecthope.org/
“We are thrilled to collaborate with Project HOPE to improve the plight of vulnerable communities still impacted by the devastating storm. MedVision has been delivering TeleHealth solutions to remote and medically underserved regions of the world since 1999, in collaboration with humanitarian groups to deliver telehealth services in 28 countries, including Guatemala, the Dominican Republic, Haiti and beyond,” said Simon P. King, Founder and CEO of MedVision.
Project HOPE has played a crucial role in saving lives in regions hit by natural disasters over much of the last decade, in Haiti, Indonesia, Japan, China and other parts of Southeast Asia.
“The health of communities devastated by the megastorm is still a major concern in the Philippines. We are so pleased that our experts on site will now have immediate and on-going access to first class technology through MedVision’s TeleHealth services,” said Karen Carr, Director of Institutional Development at Project HOPE.
MedVision Inc., located in Annapolis, Maryland, has been a provider of global telehealth solutions for over 17 years. MedVision’
About Project HOPE
Founded in 1958, Project HOPE (Health Opportunities for People Everywhere) is dedicated to providing lasting solutions to health problems with the mission of helping people to help themselves. Identifiable to many by the SS HOPE, the world’s first peacetime hospital ship, Project HOPE now provides medical training and health education, as well as conducts humanitarian assistance programs in more than 35 countries. For more information, please visit www.projecthope.org.