VSee is thrilled to announce that we will be partnering with our friends at Health Tech Without Borders (HTWB) as well as iDocta, on a Commitment to Action at the Clinton Global Initiative 2023 meeting Sept 18-19, to advance healthcare access in Africa through telehealth.
The Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) was founded by President Bill Clinton in 2005 and is a community of doers that come from various sectors of society, dedicated to the idea that we can accomplish more together than apart. Through CGI’s unique model, more than 9,000 organizations have launched more than 3,900 Commitments to Action — new, specific, and measurable projects and programs.
Through our new Commitment to Action — Project VITAL (Virtual International Telehealth and Leadership in Africa), VSee and partners will be working to deliver healthcare services and training to underserved and crisis-affected communities in Cameroon. The goal is to leverage telehealth to increase access to medical expertise, enable remote consultations, provide tele-education, and more.
Over 30 million people in the Cameroon and Sahel region need humanitarian assistance and mental health support due to conflict, climate change, and other challenges. Telehealth is a cost-effective, equitable way to extend quality care to these vulnerable groups. We are grateful and excited to team up with HTWB and iDocta, who share our commitment to health equity and serving those in greatest need.
VSee has already seen the impact of our no code, low code telehealth platform through our global work from Haiti to the Philippines. VSee’s simple interface and plug-and-play medical device capabilities allow medics and volunteers to easily conduct remote physical exams from normal laptops and tablets. It was used in the aftermath years of the 2010 Haiti earthquake to provide telemedicine consults with doctors in Port-au-Prince. It was used in medical missions to provide pediatric consults in Gabon, remote eye consults for Syrian refugees and telesurgery training to physicians in Iraq.
Most recently, VSee has partnered with local officials in the Philippines to run a series of free telemedicine clinics in Manila’s underserved communities with volunteer physicians from HTWB, Ateneo School of Medicine and Public Health, and others. The platform provides a complete solution to check-in, verify identity, conduct a video call consults with medical device streaming, as well as to document diagnoses and other notes for follow-ups and future visits.
There is immense potential to create sustainable change through telehealth partnerships like this. VSee is honored that our technology was selected to power Project VITAL Africa. We look forward to seeing the impact we can make with this meaningful initiative.
Read the press release here.