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Telemedicine in Malawi


In collaboration with ICTP’s Aeronomy and Radiopropagation Laboratory (ARPL), the Department of Electrical Engineering at the Malawi Polytechnic is developing a pilot project to establish a wireless network for telemedicine. The project will involve four institutions in Malawi: the Malawi Polytechnic, Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital, and the Ndirande and Limbe health dispensaries. Regione Friuli Venezia Giulia has donated the equipment. Technical experts from Malawi were trained at ICTP’s Project-oriented Advanced Training on Wireless Networking in June 2006.