PQMD Member Direct Relief Part of New World Telehealth Initiative

PQMD Member Direct Relief Part of New World Telehealth Initiative

New nonprofit  formed to bring world-class care to communities globally

Last week, the World Telehealth Initiative (WTI)  announced its formation as a nonprofit organization with the goal of leveraging telehealth technology to bring top medical experts to underserved communities all over the world where core health services would otherwise be unavailable.

Many communities around the world have a shortage of doctors and specialists needed to treat local patients. A new telehealth initiative aims to connect surgeons, doctors and specialists with local care providers, expanding expertise and training globally. (Direct Relief photo)

The World Telehealth Initiative has also announced InTouch Health, the leading enterprise telehealth platform, and PQMD member Direct Relief, the largest provider of charitable medicines in the United States, as partner organizations in the fight to bring care to communities across the globe. The organizations will work together to bring supplies, clinicians, technology, and better access to quality care to populations in dire need.

“By leveraging the innovative technology at InTouch Health, we plan to focus on saving and improving as many lives as possible through the Initiative’s work and those we partner with,” said Sharon Allen, Executive Director of the World Telehealth Initiative. “Through our past collaborations with Direct Relief and InTouch Health, we’ve already successfully begun three programs in Bangladesh, Malawi and Haiti. Uniting the World Telehealth Initiative with InTouch Health and Direct Relief demonstrates our global scalability and the operability of the technology to provide relief efforts and services to communities that would otherwise not have the same access to quality care.”

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