Commitment to Action

SATMED: Improved e-health access, Simplified e-health use

Commitment by

SES S.A.

In 2014, SES SA committed to launch SATMED, a satellite enhanced, cloud-based Telemedicine platform that aims to improve the access to and simplify the use of e-Health. Although e-/m-health holds the potential to expand the capacity of health systems in under-resourced areas, it is currently underutilized due to high costs, lack of necessary expert knowledge, and difficulty of operations and maintenance. SATMED will overcome these challenges by combining state-of-the-art satellite connectivity and cloud computing, dramatically improving access to information and care through remotely-accessible systems that can be centrally maintained. SATMED will provide those in the health sector with mobile-accessible resources that enable them to provide improved services to their constituencies. With SATMED, patients can be remotely diagnosed by experts, doctors and nurses can improve their knowledge through online courses or life sessions, and lives can be saved through easy access to necessary information via the internet, made available anywhere through satellite technology.

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Commitment

SATMED: Improved e-health access, Simplified e-health use

Launched

2014

Est. Duration

2 years

Estimated Total Value

$4,500,000

Region

Asia, Africa

Countries

BANGLADESH, BENIN, ERITREA, GUINEA, PHILIPPINES, SIERRA LEONE

Commitment by

SES S.A.

Partner(s) of the Commitment Maker(s)

OpenMRS Inc, e-Medical Communication, German Doctors, CURE Niger, Friendship Bangladesh, Archemed, Clinique Bohler S.A, Médecins Sans Frontières, University of Luxembourg, Security and Trust, Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs, Luxembourg, Foundation Follereau Luxembourg