Multidisciplinary Teleconsultation in Developing Countries

  • Michelangelo Bartolo
  • Fabio Ferrari

Part of the TELe-Health book series (TEHE)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Africa Today

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Leonardo Palombi, Stefania Moramarco
      Pages 3-16
    3. Sandro Petrolati, Fabio Ferrari
      Pages 17-24
  3. DREAM 2.0

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 25-25
    2. Maria Cristina Marazzi
      Pages 27-32
    3. Marco Peroni, Flavio Ismael
      Pages 33-42
    4. Fausto Ciccacci, Giovanni Guidotti
      Pages 43-47
    5. Pietro Giglio, Michelangelo Bartolo
      Pages 49-53
    6. Paola Germano, Abdul Majid Noorjehan
      Pages 55-60
  4. GHT, Remote Healthcare

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 69-69
    2. Michelangelo Bartolo, Fabio Ferrari
      Pages 71-77
    3. Fausto Ciccacci, Kingaru Shamsi
      Pages 79-82
    4. Fulvio Erba, Elena Cara
      Pages 83-88
  5. The Technology in Africa

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 99-99
    2. M. Peroni, Michelangelo Bartolo
      Pages 101-109
    3. Giorgio Barbaglia
      Pages 111-134

About this book


This book presents a replicable model of multidisciplinary teleconsultation, designed and set up by Global Health Telemedicine, that offers very significant health benefits in remote and rural areas of developing countries. The model is based on experiences gained in sub-Saharan Africa while training and cooperating with local health professionals within the DREAM program, managed by the Community of Sant’Egidio. This program has to date treated almost 300,000 patients across many countries and has provided health education and disease prevention training to tens of millions. It originated in the context of the fight against AIDS but has been extended to encompass other pathologies and to exploit the capabilities of new telemedicine technologies that allow multispecialist teleconsultation (hence the acronym now represents “Disease Relief through Excellent and Advanced Means”). In addition to thorough description of the program, readers will find reflections and analysis on logistical, technical, sociological, and epidemiological issues. The book is divided into thematic chapters with easy-to-understand graphics. It will be a readily accessible source of information for professionals in international cooperation and global health students and professionals.


Cooperation in healthcare Telemedicine E-Health GHT – Global Health Telemedicine Africa Community of Saint’Egidio DREAM Project Teleconsultation

Editors and affiliations

  • Michelangelo Bartolo
    • 1
  • Fabio Ferrari
    • 2
  1. 1.Telemedicine UnitSan Giovanni HospitalRomeItaly
  2. 2.University of Rome ‘La Sapienza’RomeItaly

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-72762-2
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-72763-9
  • Series Print ISSN 2198-6037
  • Series Online ISSN 2198-6045
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