The Mirror Doctors: - the Somaliland Telemedical System for Psychiatry

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Emerging out of decades of conflict in the Horn of Africa, the Republic of Somaliland is plagued by mental health problems, yet has very few professionals to treat the mentally ill. Some estimates put the number of mentally ill at 20,000 out of population of 3.5 million. At the same time the country is one of the most advanced nations on the continent when it comes to information technology. The stunning combination of complete absence of mental health expertise in a country with a good IT infrastructure may jumpstart a revolutionary national mental health care system based on telemedicine
AvisProfile / GLOBAL HEALTH #2
Sider (fra-til)10-11
Antal sider2
StatusUdgivet - 13 maj 2011

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