Success for Dominica in telemedicine project


The A-Medic Clinic in collaboration with Dominican organizations including Optipharm Eye Centre, The All-Saints University School of Medicine, and The One Good Deed Foundation, has implemented a telemedicine project sponsored by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), through the Connect2Recover Research Competition.

The A-Medic Clinic was presented at the Internet Governance Forum in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, and was invited by the ITU to participate in the Internet Governance Forum (IGF) 2022. The Forum is organized for November 28 – December 2, 2022.

As reported in a press release on the matter, fifteen (15) research reports were compiled from stories and lessons learned from the frontline during the COVID- 19 pandemic which included case studies, focus groups, and interviews collected from 17 countries in Africa, Asia-Pacific, the Americas, and Arab States.

“The IGF, convened annually by the UN Secretary-General, is a critical platform for enabling open and engaging discussions on Internet Governance, including the Internet’s sustainability, robustness, security, stability, and development. With many technological advances underway, Telemedicine coupled with Artificial Intelligence, Biotechnology and Neurotechnology are new global digital compacts as outlined in the United Nations.”

It stated that a common agenda is needed to build a concrete framework for an open, free and secure digital future.

Physician at the A-Medic Clinic, Dr. Benet C Henry, presented at the IGF 2022, a report titled, “The use of Telemedicine in the Management of Chronic Diseases in Small Island Developing States (SIDS): Case Study – Dominica.”

The overarching objective of the study was to demonstrate the importance of Telemedicine in the management of diabetes and hypertension, making healthcare more accessible and affordable in Small Island Developing States (SIDS) by 2023.

Dominica was reported as the only successful country to do so in the Americas.

The project focused on digital resiliency and digital inclusion with broadband for pandemic recovery in healthcare, and promoting knowledge sharing that informs targeted practices to rebuild better with e-health services.

More information about the IGF can be found on its website:

A-MEDIC Clinic is located at 23 Great Marlborough Street, Roseau, Dominica.

Persons who want further information may also contact 1 767 285 8676.

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  1. Sylvester Cadette
    December 5, 2022

    CONGRATULATIONS !!! to A-Medic Clinic and their collaborators, Dominican organizations including Optipharm Eye Centre, The All-Saints University School of Medicine, and The One Good Deed Foundation for a job well done in being one of the winners in the of International Telecommunication Union (ITU) Connect-to-Recover Research Competition.
    Thanks for making yourselves and Dominica proud.

    As a Dominican working with the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) I am super elated that my country is represented among the winners.

    More importantly, it points to the Digital skills set we have in Dominica, our innovative managerial approaches to E-Health and Telemedicine.

    While I am on this note on the development and use of Digital skills, I would call on the State College and the Ministry of Education to rebuild and restore the nascent ICT Centre of Excellence which was destroyed during Hurricane Maria.

    It will take some funds but it is essential for the youth !!!

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