Women’s Telehealth is pleased to announce the partnership with The Addis Clinic, to provide volunteer obstetric and maternal-fetal medical expertise to healthcare workers in other countries lacking high risk OB physicians. Michelle Turner, Executive Director, and Meghan Moretti, Clinical Operations Manager, The Addis Clinic, and Tanya Mack, President of Women’s Telehealth, met at the Global Partnership for Telehealth’s Conference in Georgia this past spring. They later connected at the national ATA meeting and decided to combine resources to increase access to high risk OB care through Addis Clinic’s global partner clinics and telemedicine.
The Addis Clinic is a non-profit organization that connects volunteer physicians with local organizations to provide health care to vulnerable and underserved populations around the world. The primarily locations served include sub-Saharan Africa, the Caribbean and Central America. It is estimated that there is a shortage of 4 million healthcare workers globally.
The Addis Clinic partners with medical experts willing to donate their expertise to help train frontline clinic healthcare workers thousands of miles away using an innovative healthcare communications platform.
Thus far, Women’s Telehealth has been able to remotely assist high risk OB patients and healthcare workers in Kenya for such obstetric problems as: stroke at 20 weeks gestation, uncontrolled diabetes mellitus and malaria infections in pregnant women.
For more information about The Addis Clinic visit: https://www.addisclinic.org/
Photo: Michelle Turner, Executive Director, The Addis Clinic; Tanya Mack, President, Women’s Telehealth