Why is VAW Global Telehealth important?
In addition to covering program costs, TeleHealth program fees will go to supporting VAW Global’s mission of creating equitable access to quality healthcare. Funding will be used to cover VAW Global Outreach clinics and projects without foreign interns, targeted interventions in our partner communities, and operating expenses. By participating in a VAW Global TeleHealth course, you not only have the opportunity to expand your knowledge, but also to support local healthcare systems through our Outreach programs which will continue to be run by our local staff and professionals.
We are very excited to be launching this program as it gives VAW Global the opportunity to continue to collaborate with our partners around the world, provide support and capacity building for essential and accessible healthcare services, and implement a number of a targeted interventions alongside our local healthcare professionals, such as malnutrition in Guatemala for pregnant women and children under five, sexual education for adolescents in the Dominican Republic, and anemia for children in Peru. This is the beginning of a new chapter for VAW Global – the opportunity for interns from around the world to build cultural competency, become global citizens, and actively participate in a healthcare setting different from what is available in their own area – all for a much more obtainable program fee and from the comfort of their own home or office.
What makes VAW Global TeleHealth unique?
VAW Global’s TeleHealth program gives professionals from LMICs the opportunity to share their expertise on a global scale. Too often, professionals from LMICs are not included in conversations about healthcare and their voices are rarely listened to when policy is made. VAW Global’s Telehealth program is giving physicians around the world to present medical cases, have their voices heard, and be a part of a global movement.
Thank you for being a part of this innovative method for tackling one of the world’s biggest challenges – health equity for all! We hope you enjoy this series.