Ooredoo partners NGO to bring telemedicine to Myanmar
07-Sep-17, Gobal Telecoms Business
Ooredoo Myanmar is partnering with Pact, an international NGO, to launch Myanmar's first telemedicine service. The collaboration comes on the back of the Mobile Health Clinics project, an initiative between Ooredoo and Pact launched in 2014 to provide mobile health clinic services in central Myanmar.
Under this new project, the telemedicine service uses Ooredoo’s telecommunication network between patients and doctors, using trained health care volunteers on mobile devices connected to the Ooredoo network. The service aims to create continuity of contact between patients and doctors and help hard-to-reach communities, providing them with first line support as quickly as possible.