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Swinfen Charitable Trust assists poor, sick & disabled people in the developing world by establishing telemedicine links between medical practitioners. The Swinfen Charitable Trust was set up in 1998, with the aim of assisting poor, sick and disabled people in the developing world. Image of the referral process - Swinfen Charitable Trust The Trust's policy is to do this by establishing telemedicine links between medical practitioners in the developing world and expert medical and surgical specialists who generously give free advice via the Internet.
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A very busy month for the Trust dealing with cases from Iraq, Afghanistan, China, Bangladesh, Ukraine, Nepal, Solomon Islands, Papua new guinea, Armenia and 2 first cases from new hospital links in Nigeria and Uganda. :)
We welcome two new hospitals to our Telemedical links service - a Children's hospital in Iraq and a Community hospital in Uganda.
Our much needed Telemedical link service dealt with a total of 25 cases last month helping Doctors/ Nurses/ Healthcare workers in Nepal, Bangladesh, Iraq, Gambia, Afghanistan, China, Tanzania, Solomon Islands, India and Indonesia.
**SCT Link Health Workers in the Developing World**. “Many people in the poorer parts of the world never see a doctor when they become ill because usually doctors don't live near them. But almost always there is a health worker nearby and so linking a health worker by Telemedicine to doctors in the outside world - which the SCT has achieved in Khalte in Nepal - is a major step forward”. Professor Victor Patterson
This morning Swinfen Telemedicine received a case from Khalte clinic, Nepal. A 24yr lady delivered her child in Limithana Health Post but unfortunately retained the Placenta. Khalte clinic, 2hrs away from Limithana, was asked to help straight away. After seeing to the patient the health worker from Khalte sent the case through their Telemedical Link to ask for further advice. That advice came from a UK Consultant and an ex Gurkha Officer was contacted to interpret. All is now well and the patient is back in her home in the distant village of Limithana in the mountains near Dhaulagiri in the Annapurna range of the Himalayas
We have just been informed by BCMY, recycle 4 charity, that they are changing their policy, which will unfortunately affect certain customers and their recycling options. As of the 1st of July 2014 they have stated that they will no longer accept Laser and Toner cartridges. Recycle4charity will continue the collection of printer Inkjets and Mobile phones through its collection boxes and freepost bags.
INVALUABLE SERVICE “I have been extremely impressed with your service and have found it invaluable during my practice here. I really believe in your project and the positive effects it has, and will hopefully continue to have.” Quote from a referring Doctor working in Africa
Quote from a retired SCT Consultant - “You have started a great organization. I live in Canada where telemedicine is really coming to be a reality because of the long distances, many remote communities and tendency of physicians to gravitate to the big cities. However, telemedicine is bringing modern medicine to the outlying areas. Yours is a quite different service, but crucial as it would not otherwise be attempted. All the very best for your endeavors, and thank you”.
Swinfen Telemedicine welcomes 2 new Hospitals this week to join the SCT system. 1 in Kenya and 1 in Afghanistan. :)
WE NEED YOU!!! We need volunteers to jion our team and take part in the Great South 10mile Run on the 26th October 2014. We will pay for your entry fee and supply you with an SCT t-shirt to wear on the day. ALL you have to do is raise funds for our Trust. INTERESTED?? Please contact us today to book your place Thank you :)
WOW what a busy month! Swinfen Telemedicine received a total of 49 cases this month from 2yrs - 95yrs of age, 18 of those cases where from Iraq and 5 from Micronesia (which where sent with in 12 hours of setting up the link) We also set up 3 new hospital links - 1 in Bangladesh, 1 in Iraq, and 1 in Micronesia.
Many congratulations to Professor Geoff Riley, a Swinfen Telemedicine Consultant in Mental Health/Psychiatry, who has been appointed Acting Dean of the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Western Australia.
"God bless you all at SCT and very warm wishes for Christmas and the coming year. SCT saves lives - that is a fact! I have no doubt whatsoever that you saved mine last year" Val Smith-Orr RN Clinical Nurse, Burns Unit Philippines
All Ears International - Cambodia, Bhutan & North Korea express their thanks for the continued support from Swinfen Telemedicine. 43,584 ears have been seen by All Ears Cambodia this year, the launch of the All Ears North Korea outreach screening program, the first in the history of the hermit state and the sanction of the All Ears Bhutan ear health care program. "Best wishes to you all and many thanks for the wonderful support of the Swinfen Trust" Director - All Ears Cambodia
*** GIVING TUESDAY *** 2nd December 2014, following BLACK FRIDAY AND CYBER MONDAY. This is a day when you can support your Charity by making a donation. Help us to continue are much needed work in helping others and make YOUR DONATION to SWINFEN CHARITABLE TRUST. Thank you :)
** INSPIRATIONAL WORK** "As a millennial mHealth/Telemedicine professional,I would like to thank you for the inspirational work your team has done to pioneer Telemedicine in low resource settings. I was certainly influenced and inspired by the Swinfen Telemedicine Network. It has been a pleasure to provide some minor support to the development of the Swinfen Telemedicine App with Man Goes Mobile." - Ryan Littman-Quinn. Director, Mobile Health Imformatics Program - Botswana
Swinfen Telemedicine dealt with 29 cases in October - from Iraq, China, Russia, Solomon Islands, Afghanistan, Philippines, Bangladesh and India. 12 of those cases were Paediatric.
Quick of the mark! Dhulikhel Hospital have just sent their first case.
**An encouraging quote from a Referring Doctor in China** "please know that your work through this Swinfen Charitable Trust is really amazing. I feel so privilege and blessed by this amazing resource. Working in more remote areas like I do, I often deal with medical cases that are way out of my original speciality as a GP. Therefore, it is such a fantastic help to be able to receive help from different very qualified specialist". :)
VITAMINS FOR SUCCESS: A = Attitude B = Belief C = Courage D = Discipline E = Effort
**NEWS FROM IRAQ** "Our hearts are broken for this organised ruining of our country, we are targeted by those criminals and gangs coming from everywhere even the west and many are witnessing this play and keep silent if not supporting. We wonder what a sin we committed to face this gloomy black fate, in fact what is going on is beyond speech. however we should go on as we have no choice but to survive and not to live as all human beings do. I’m sorry for bothering you with these words but our suffering is beyond scope, However some kind emails from people like you might bring hope again and give us some sort of courage to continue as we don’t have other choice".
**HELP FOR NIGERIA** A 50 bed Women and Children's Community Hospital is now linked to the Swinfen Telemedicine System. They offer specialist care such as Maternity, Neonatal, Obstetrics, Gynecology, Paediatric, Surgical, Intensive care, Pharmacy and Emergency services to their patients.
A new Hospital link from Pakistan add to our system today, 298th. They provide specialist gastroenterology and hepatology care, excellent care to patients suffering from hepatitis and related complications besides taking care of other gastroenterology problems. They aim to educate the public about modes of transmission of hepatitis C to decrease the prevalence, also vaccinate patients against hepatitis A and B.Currently they are set up to provide free consultation, laboratory, endoscopy and ultrasound services to the deserving poor patients free of cost.
A referring Doctor in Iraq has just sent their 500th case through the Swinfen Telemedicine system. The travelling clinic joined our network in 2011 treating patients from serious diseases to injures from gunshot wounds and explosions. Having access to global medical advice through the Swinfen Link has been very beneficial to this doctor.
Swinfen Telemedicine has donated a box of surgical instruments to THE VINE TRUST based in Edinburgh. The equipment will be distributed to their ship hospitals in the Amazon or Lake Victoria - Tanzania.
Via Skype we were in contact today with the Doctor at Mehri Telemedicine. 3 months ago he started the clinic with funds from friends and family. He has managed to purchase little equipment and solar panels so he has electricity and a good internet connection. He has been desperate for help and Swinfen Telemedicine were the first to offer that support. He works at the clinic from 8am-8pm everyday on his own - "I am very grateful and proud to be working with Swinfen in helping the people of Afghanistan".