Importance of using Telehealth in the nonprofit setting, Avi Kerendian
Avi Kerendian shares the importance of telehealth with the rise of COVID-19 cases worldwide. In particular, in nonprofit and NGO settings across Latin America and Africa.
By: Avi Kerendian
The GGHTx program, under the direction of GGHTx, co-founder Avi Kerendian, at this time of world difficulty, has had to suspend the travel programs, so the two that were planned for the month of May were canceled despite their wishes, in order to help protect volunteers and join in stopping the spread of the virus.
The COVID-19 pandemic must be treated seriously, which is why GGHTX considers the implementation of telehealth important to help underserved communities in Uganda and Latin America.
The term of telehealth may be new to some, but not to Avi Kerendian; In these times of crisis, it is a powerful tool to help underserved people in rural areas around the world.
Basically telehealth consists of the use of communications and technology to provide medical care. Among the multiple benefits of this new method and more now in the midst of the global crisis of COVID-19, the following stand out:
The opportunity to provide medical care to many people suffering from different diseases, without the distance being an inconvenience for either party.
Health experts can provide their knowledge and experience to their patients without anyone having to move around and expose themselves to the virus; saving in addition time and money of trip.
The most vulnerable people, such as the disabled and the elderly, can receive their appointments from the comfort of their home, with this method people with chronic disorders can be treated, thus being a little more independent.
The purpose of this association is to create a platform to offer free dental and medical assistance to people who are mainly located in remote areas of Latin America and Uganda.
Director Avi Kerendian hopes that GGHTx in this way will now be able to continue its work of providing healthcare through mobile devices, phones, or computers.
Thus, through streaming, email, videoconferences, or text messages, the doctor can remotely monitor the evolution of her patient and indicate both the treatment and the medications to follow for her recovery.
Furthermore, as the situation is so serious, COVID-19 is essential for all of us to help stop its spread, following all preventive measures.
Dr. Arash Hakhamian