Nigeria’s leading grassroots telemedicine platform, PreDiagnosis International, has announced its partnership with the Project ECHO Institute of the University of New Mexico, USA for knowledge sharing and transfer on chronic and complex diseases with medical professionals in the country.
According to Dr. Folarin Olasogba, the Chief Project Officer of PDI Telehealth Consult which is the arm of PDI driving the collaboration, the innovative tele-mentoring programme codenamed ‘Project ECHO’ is designed to create virtual communities of learners by bringing together healthcare providers from all over Nigeria and subject matter experts from different parts of the world using video conference technology, brief lecture presentations, and case-based learning to foster an “all learn, all teach” approach.
He said the Project ECHO which stands for Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes is a collaborative model of medical education and care management programme designed to empower local clinicians including consultants, doctors, nurses and technicians to deliver better care and treatment of chronic, common and complex diseases, especially in remote and underserved locations.
He added that PDI as the Nigerian Official Replication Partner with the Project ECHO Institute of the University of New Mexico is undertaking the project to assist the country develop the capacity to safely and effectively treat chronic, common, and complex diseases in rural and underserved areas across Nigeria and to monitor outcomes of this treatment while leveraging the resources of the PDI Telehealth Consult platform.
In his words, “The project is not only designed to use innovative technology to bridge the gap between urban and rural healthcare specialists and providers in the country; it is to help health services providers to better undertake co-management of patients’ treatments, thereby fostering knowledge depth and technical competencies, in addition to reducing professional isolation”.
Dr. Olasogba further explained that by encouraging collaboration and communication between rural and urban healthcare providers and specialists, the Project will help health professionals in the country to become more highly skilled in the treatment of diverse chronic and complex diseases, thus creating a center of excellence in many remote communities.
“Under the PDI-Project ECHO collaboration, healthcare providers in rural and underserved areas of Nigeria will be able to treat their patients with a remote team of specialists in the fields of oncology, cardiology, endocrinology, psychiatry, infectious diseases, pharmacy and substance abuse/addiction, among others. Through this Initiative, PDI Telehealth Consult is trying to lead in the race to build a viable and sustainable national Clinical Knowledge Platform that combines authoritative contents and shared experiences drawn from the expertise available in the Nigerian healthcare community and across the world so that physicians, medical students and other healthcare workers will be able to tap into Nigeria’s largest, most powerful Continuous Professional Development (CPD) network to resolve challenging questions at the point of care for mostly lower-income patients of different diseases,” he submitted.
Over 100 individuals Enjoyed free medical check in Lagos
Over a hundred people have benefited from a free medical test during the last yuletide season at The Redeemed Christian Church of God, The great turn around parish Igbogbo, ikorodu, Lagos.
The free healthcare service was co-sponsored by Impact Energy & Logistics Limited.
Impact Energy & logistics Limited was Established in 2012 to take advantage in Key sectors of the Nigerian Economy namely energy, petroleum and logistics.The company recently ventured into Agriculture,security services and general commercial
The Managing Director of the company, Mr. Dare Osamo said, the gesture was part of the company’s CSR in giving back to the society, “because the company believes it is one of the most effective ways it can reach back to the community drawing from it’s limited resources.
“The company organized the medical test on the firm belief that health is wealth, also considering that many people do not take their health seriously.”
Mr Dare Osamo urged the people to take seriously, instructions given them by medical experts at the free healthcare programme while also projecting that the company will embark on more Charity work in the year 2021.
The Pastorate of the church appreciated Impact Energy & logistics limited for the kind gesture and advised other corporate organization to emulate it.
TAGS: Impact Energy & Logistics Limited, RCCG, Energy, logistics, Petroleum, Agriculture, Dare Osamo, CSR
Kindly Help, That Oyewole David May Live
CALL FOR MEDICAL ASSISTANCE (CORRECTIVE HEART SURGERY)
We, John Oyewole (dad) and Jayeola Oyewole (nee Ajayi; mum) are the parents of David Oyewole, a ten-month-old boy, who has been recently diagnosed with complete atrioventricular canal defect and severe pulmonary artery hypertension at the University College Hospital (UCH), Ibadan.
Contact has been made with a handful of hospitals in India, but based on experts advice, we have decided to go to Max Healthcare in New Delhi, India for corrective surgery of this hole in David’s heart in order to save his life. Please find attached the diagnostic report from UCH, Ibadan and the billing information from Max Healthcare, India.
An estimated seven million naira is needed to cover the cost of this surgery, flight to/from India, medications and other logistics.
We humbly solicit your financial support to help us raise the sum of seven million naira for the corrective surgery of this congenital disorder, as this is far beyond our capacity. Please, help us to save our son. He is the only one we have.
The designated account for this fundraising is as below:
Account Name: Oyewo John Ayodeji
Account Number: 5281113244
Sort Code: 050181089
Bank: Eco Bank
For further clarification and information, you can reach
either/both of us on
1. Oyewole John: 07030260463 (father)
2. Qyewole Jayeola: 07032200060 (mother)
Thank you for your anticipated support. Regards,
Please Come To Shikemi’s Rescue!
Her name is Sekemi Olubayode, she was diagnosed of disjointed mitral valve in which it required surgery intervention and she 2years 9month and we need grant/donations .bank account number details are Zenith Bank plc (2253422835) Gbenga Olubayode.
Our phone numbers are 08053602923 & 08056308676. Thanks so much sir.
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