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Jane Dickson

March 16th, 2016

Telemedicine helping Refugees

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Estimated reading time: 5 minutes

Jane Dickson

March 16th, 2016

Telemedicine helping Refugees

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Estimated reading time: 5 minutes

Medical professionals working with Doctors Without Borders are increasingly using smartphones to help deliver more and better care in situations where resources are limited.

Rogy Masri (in North Lebanon) photo from fastcompany.com
Rogy Masri (in North Lebanon) photo from fastcompany.com

It is also, as the article suggests, increasingly useful for isolated and rural communities. Telemedicine (the use of communication technologies to aid medical care) has been around for 50 years or so, but the use of smartphones and the huge rise in the app market enable new kinds of connections regardless of geography.

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Jane Dickson

I am an anthropologist on the D3 Delivering Digital Drugs Project based at LSE. I completed my PhD in the material culture of sustainability and green roofs. In my spare time I craft with glass, explore molecular gastronomy and love Sci-Fi.

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