Tag: humanitarian

Telesurgery in Humanitarian Settings – Mohana Amirtharajah, MD, Doctors Without Borders

At this year’s TFSS conference, we had the pleasure of hearing about a telesurgery project from the field work of Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF). MSF is one of VSee’s most inspiring humanitarian organizations.  Whether it’s providing aid in war-torn countries, nations hit by natural disasters, or areas facing epidemics, they’re often the…

Building Telemedicine Infrastructure in Iraqi Kurdistan

I had the privilege of traveling to Iraq Kurdistan twice in the past two years to help bring much needed telemedicine infrastructure and surgical services to refugees and the local inhabitants. For this I have to thank the work of  renowned hepatic surgeon Dr. Gazi Zibari.  Continue Reading…

Neurologist Using Telemedicine to Transform Epilepsy Care in Underserved Countries

Dr. Peter London* is a neurologist with a mission: to transform epilepsy care in underserved countries. And he’s doing this with the help of telemedicine and telehealth technology. Many patients with epilepsy in these countries are are misunderstood and face social stigma. They are considered crazy or supernaturally afflicted, and often do not…

TIC+ Provides Anytime Online Counseling for Teens in Crisis

It’s tough being a teen – we’ve all been there and can relate. Often all they need is someone who will listen and provide support. While technology brings with it problems like cyber-bullying, it also provides solutions like online counseling for teens and their families, so they can privately talk to a counselor online from anywhere at…

VSee & CEP America Use Telemedicine to Help Iraq Kurdistan Refugees

VSee is humbled to be a part of an effort with CEP America to bring medical expertise to Iraq Kurdistan using telemedicine. It’s especially relevant as Continue Reading…

Apollo Hospitals Establishes Telemedicine in the Himalayas

Thirteen thousand feet above sea level in the Himalayan Mountains, Apollo Hospitals has set up one of the highest telemedicine stations in the world! This government-assisted project, known as the Himachal Pradesh Telehealth Services Project, aims to make quality healthcare more accessible to the people of this remote region of…

Why VSee Free Video Conference for Education – A School Technology Integrator’s Review

* VSee group video chat is FREE for education.  Just sign up for your VSee account using your .edu or country-equivalent address. Please contact us for your free education account if your institution does not have a .edu email. Guest blog by Claudia Novak, former Technology Integration Specialist at Nashua NH School…

Dell, Intel, and Government Experts Salute VSee at Global mHealth Briefing on Capitol Hill

On Wednesday, December 3, Intel, Dell, and the Information Technology Industry Council (ITI) hosted a congressional briefing. This event focused on ways that innovation and policy reform can improve local and global responses to emerging health crises such as Ebola in Nigeria. More than 50 leaders from government, think tanks,…

A Humanitarian Trip to Iraq with VSee

VSee is featured in the Summer 2014 newsletter from the Americas Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Association (AHPBA). * You can view the complete newsletter here. On pages 12 and 13, it tells of Dr. Gazi B. Zibari and his humanitarian trip to Iraqi Kurdistan, where he used VSee telemedicine and donated some VSee…

VSee Team in Iraq Kurdistan Refugee Telemedicine Clinic (Day 2)

Syrian refugee camp patients waiting to be seen as we unload our equipment. Duhok (Dohuk or Dahuk) is about an hour from the Turkish border of Iraqi Kurdistan We hit the ground running on day two of the medical outreach, following the medical training symposium on Sunday.  The medical outreach…

VSee Telemedicine Plays Key Role in Global Humanitarian Relief

“I feel like Thomas Edison…we don’t know how something works, but we know 200 ways not to do something, and so far, VSee has proven to be the best tool on the field.” – Randy Roberson, Disaster Relief Specialist (Video link:  VSee in Action- HELP Telemedicine in Haiti) Fifteen years ago, a…

Video Communication and Disasters

The recent earthquake in Haiti and the ongoing tragedy has reminded me of the great responsibility of VSee and the industry as a whole to continue advances in disaster relief, search and rescue, and reconstruction. Now, we’ve worked with several agencies using VSee in its normal function of video conferencing…

Live from Chad to Washington, DC

World Refugee Day! Everything came together on time, at least on the technical front.  (Hillary Clinton was scheduled to appear but fell and broke her elbow. Anderson Cooper had plane troubles). But Angelina Jolie was there and spoke live to the refugees in Chad via VSee. The rehearsal Pam Omidyar…

Live Video Link to Chad Kicks Off World Refugee Day Activities

At an event marking the launch of activities for World Refugee Day on June 20, UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador Angelina Jolie appeared today alongside UN High Commissioner for Refugees António Guterres to call on the world to recognise millions of victims of conflict around the world not as a burden but…

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