Making Telemedicine Work in Nigeria
Nigeria is a country in need of fast solutions and perhaps the fastest solution is needed in healthcare. Conferencing technologies, which many in the developed world yawn at, are critical to making telemedicine work. But there’s more to deploying it than setting up cameras and laptops, otherwise companies like Intel–which is sponsoring such projects in the developing world–would have considered its mission complete years ago. There are other issues. PodTech’s Jason Lopez witnessed a project while shadowing Intel Chairman Craig Barrett on a tour of the National Hospital in Abuja, Nigeria.