Project: “Together for Health 2”
Partner: Ajutor Medical Profilaxis Foundation
Beneficiaries: Adults and elderly with chronic diseases and related complications
Location: Caraș-Severin (Bocșa) and Timiș (Ghilad, Buziaș, Sânnicolaul Mare and Deta)
Launch Year: 2017
Budget: 225,000 lei
According to the 2015 report on “The Health State of the Romanian Population”, statistical data show that:
– one in four people suffers from at least one chronic disease;
– 32% of the people aged 65+ experience difficulties in conducting their daily activities;
– most common medical affections for which the Romanian population is receiving medical treatment are the cardiovascular diseases: 51% of the 45-54 year old population, 62% of the 55-65 year old population, and 72% of the population over 65 years old.
In 2015 the National Society of Family Medicine reported a shortage of nearly 1,500 family MDs nationwide.
By means of the telemedicine solution we offered remote medical checks to patients living mostly in isolated rural areas, in the following medical specialties: cardiology, internal medicine, endocrinology, dermatology, ophthalmology and pulmonology.
700 adults and elderly suffering from chronic illnesses and derived complications benefited from over 1,300 free at distance consultations;
We have helped validate a telemedicine solution that can compensates for the lack of specialized physicians in rural areas and small town hospitals.