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MSU to open international telemedicine center in Uganda

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MSU to open international telemedicine center in Uganda


25.09.2019

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The MSU Medical Research and Education Center, which will open in Uganda at the end of September, is designed to help the African country in the fight against morbidity and mortality. The equipment that will be involved in the project will allow doctors to remotely measure the temperature and other indicators of the patient for diagnosis, TASS reports.

The telemedicine center will be the first international project of its kind for MSU. The methods developed at the Russian university will allow doctors and paramedics of Uganda to make more accurate diagnoses and develop treatment strategies with the help of Russian specialists. Due to the imperfection of local medicine, Uganda is one of the world leaders in mortality, the average age of citizens in the country is about 15-16 years.

To date, the system is able to detect heart disease, pregnancy complications and a number of infections. Moscow specialists continue to improve the system. It is estimated that with its help it will be possible to determine the severity of malaria, which remains the most common disease in Africa.

According to the representative of the medical center of Moscow State University Alexander Sedov, the development of a telemedicine system will contribute to the development of the export of medical services provided by Russian specialists abroad.

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