Open Digital Space of Guediawaye

A telemedecine and tele-teaching space in Senegal

Project description

Thanks to the funding of the association Kassoumaï, a telemedecine centre that takes the shape of a telecommunication mobile station was launched in 2016, in the digital open space facility in the city of Guediawaye, North Dakar. It enables the access of the citizens of Guediawaye to care, in priority for pregnant women and children from birth to five years old by the means of teleconsultations, telediagnosis and tele-expertise performed remotely by doctors of Guediawaye and students of Cheikh Anta Diop University of Dakar in junction with nurses in the telemedecine space. This device is supported by the Ministry of Higher Education and Research and supervised by the Digital Academy of Senegal (UVS) to implement digital open spaces in the entire Senegal. It consists of spaces providing students, pupils, teachers and researchers, socio-economic groups and other actors with an effective technological framework that is connected to the high speed network in order to facilitate their access to resources and services, given social-cultural considerations and the constraint of distance learning. For its part, the Kassoumaï association created in 2004 mainly works in the Casamance province to help schools with digital development, especially in providing hardware to initiate young children.

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Project summary

  • Organization State of Senegal, Virtual University of Senegal, Kassoumaï Association
  • Location Sénégal
  • Creation date 09/05/2019
  • Project category E-education
    • Digital library
    • MOOC
    • Telemedecine

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