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Bitcoin and Africa: And Interview with the Virtual Doctor Project via @BitCoin_Win

Bitcoin and Africa: And Interview with the Virtual Doctor Project via @BitCoin_Win

My co-founder Huw lived and worked in Zambia for 15 years and during that time he witnessed several people dying for lack of adequate local primary health care in rural areas where they have no doctors and understaffed health centres. He had heard about telemedicine in other environments and wondered whether it was possible in Zambia. I have a more technical and project managerial background and together we formed the idea behind the project in 2008 and in 2009 registered Virtual Development UK. Initially we met with scepticism from some doctors who believed that it would not work in Zambia and that it would be better putting funding and efforts into providing doctors, but over time it became clear that no matter how many doctors you train out there, they are not prepared to work in rural areas and over half leave the country for better salaries and conditions. Our project...

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