What is Telemedecine?
Today, technologies strongly influence the field of health. They have an impact not only on medical research but also on the relationship between patients and health professionals. Thus, telemedicine is presented as another form of remote medical practice which makes it possible to connect a patient and his doctor thanks to new technologies.
Telemedicine is thus an interesting alternative to promote access to care for underprivileged populations located in isolated areas.
Telemedicine, part of the response to improve health in Africa
As part of its Acting for health in Morocco and Africa program, the Saham Foundation has understood the importance that telemedicine can play in remote areas of African countries. Without replacing traditional medical practices, the advantages of telemedicine are numerous in isolated regions: it can compensate for the shortage of medical personnel, promote the training of health personnel in e-learning, help improve existing remote infrastructures. ...
Telemedicine aims to provide access to care for patients who cannot, due to their geographical location, access a doctor because they are located in an area of medical desertification.
In order to raise awareness of the challenges and advantages of Telemedecine, the Saham Foundation organizes conferences on telemedicine. Through these events, she hopes to help spread this practice in certain regions of Morocco and in sub-Saharan African countries. In addition, telemedicine is presented as a complementary tool to the Foundation's program "Agir pour la santé" since it can help strengthen the impact of medical caravans.
2nd CONFERENCE ON TELEMEDICINE ORGANIZED BY THE SAHAM FOUNDATION
JULY 6, 2019
As part of the deployment of telemedicine in Morocco, a new medical symposium entitled "Telemedicine, a tool to combat medical deserts", was organized by the Saham Foundation on July 6, 2019 in Casablanca, with the central subject being the legal and regulatory issues related to the practice. Many doctors and health professionals from Morocco were present at this seminar, showing the relevance of this subject for a country like Morocco, where access to care can be improved in certain regions thanks to telemedicine.
As part of this event, the Saham Foundation welcomed 110 doctors and health workers. The conference was moderated by four speakers.
CONFERENCE AND PLENARY INTERVENTIONS
Title of the talk: The deployment of telemedicine in France: a legal example to follow.
The contribution of telemedicine in the management of cardiovascular diseases in sub-Saharan Africa at a time of epidemiological transition
1st CONFERENCE ON TELEMEDICINE ORGANIZED BY THE SAHAM FOUNDATION
Telemedicine Conference by:
Mr. PIERRE SIMON
September 27, 2018 - Casablanca
As part of the preparation of medico-social actions using telemedicine tools in remote regions of the Kingdom, a conference on the theme of Telemedicine was organized by the Saham Foundation on 09/27/2018. This conference was moderated by Mr. Pierre Simon, in favor of volunteer doctors in Casablanca.
Mr. Pierre Simon is the founder and first president of the National Association of Telemedicine France (ANTEL), whose main objective was to evaluate the medical service provided to patients by telemedicine. Concrete conclusions emerged from the discussions and will be applied in our next actions.