About Us

Availability of quality health service facility in rural areas are missing, usually rural patients have to depend on the local quack or paramedics. To avail better facility they have to visit the nearest Upazilla Health Complex or District Health centres which are costly and time consuming. The scenario for women and child are more vulnerable, due to lack of easy access to health services as well as low awareness among these groups.  Also the patient-doctor ratio in Bangladesh created acute challenge to offer quality service even at these facilities. Rural health service professionals also lack of updated information on medical science.
ICT has the potential to bring health related information and basic health care services in rural areas. With the recent growth of ICT facilities (internet, mobile Phone,software etc.) including tele-medicine in rural setup, people can get access to internet through common access points like telecentres, information centers or cyber café.The rural communities can be served in a sustainable manner through offering Telemedicine facilities as well as to the existing health service providers including the health professionals working in the rural areas.
In past Bangladesh experienced few telemedicine initiatives with mixed outcome. In most of the cases, there was no business model and connectivity was the major challenge in making the projects successful. Also low awareness and usage of technology by rural community was another constraint among many others.

 

Vision
Quality health service available in rural areas of Bangladesh by using ICT based health facilities.

 

Mission