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Telehealth as a panacea amidst global pandemic (COVID-19) in Africa.

Alhassan, G.N., Ozturk, I., Adedoyin, F. F. and Bekun, F.V., 2021. Telehealth as a panacea amidst global pandemic (COVID-19) in Africa. Duzce Medical Journal, 23 (Special Issue 1), 43 - 47.

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Abstract

Technology is disrupting bringing up a better innovation and strengthening the healthcare services. Telehealth is one of these services. Telehealth can help in times of emergency situations as well as reducing morbidity caused by other diseases other than coronavirus and also constraining its spread as well as sustaining the country’s economic development. Although, telehealth is a disruptive innovation, this article aimed to point out why Africa and rest of the world need telehealth to structure out the management of the three phases of health crises (pre, during and post-crises) that must be address to help in economic sustainability, increase accessibility to healthcare and increase in quality of life which in turn reduces costs and easy access to healthcare services either incommunicable, non-communicable, or disastrous situations in the African region. In fighting an outbreak such as this, our study finds that the government of African nations should guarantee all health experts get fitting instruction and preparing present telehealth accreditation for wellbeing experts; give subsidizing which satisfactorily takes care of the expense of giving telehealth; overhaul clinical models of care; bolster all partners with a viable correspondence; and finally, change the board technique while setting up frameworks to oversee telehealth benefits on a standard premise.

Item Type:Article
ISSN:1307-671X
Additional Information:Telehealth; Africa; COVID-19; global pandemic; coronavirus.
Group:Faculty of Health & Social Sciences
ID Code:35383
Deposited By: Unnamed user with email symplectic@symplectic
Deposited On:12 Apr 2021 11:52
Last Modified:27 May 2021 07:54

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