Region: Oceania | Country : Vanuatu

Executive Summary

The Vanuatu Inter-Island Telemedicine and Learning (VITAL) Network Project began in the geographically isolated and remote village of Naviso on Maewo Island. A community with no cellular network successfully advocated for Internet access to communicate with doctors at a hospital in Luganville, on Santo Island. Leveraging a multi-stakeholder approach, in less than six months, two villages have engaged with doctors over 1,250 times and have helped 32 patients. This includes six life-threatening cases involving mothers and children, and ten patients who would have been permanently disabled without intervention.

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