Virtual tuition helps medics counter HIV and AIDS in Africa

September 2003
IT Training;Sep2003, p14
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A virtual-classroom initiative that helps doctors to fight Africa's HIV and AIDS epidemic has been expanded. The move will keep doctors and other health professionals across Africa up to speed with the latest developments in the treatment of those with HIV and AIDS. Originally launched in July 2000 across four African nations, the I-Med Exchange service provides training to physicians throughout the continent. 'I-Med Exchange is a way of promoting our education programme to as many people as we can and to empower them with knowledge about HIV management,' explains Mulamba Diese, African executive director of the International Association of Physicians in AIDS Care. The training on offer through I-Med Exchange, which uses CentraOne technology, runs twice a month, and previous topics have included the treatment of HIV-positive children and AIDS-related skin diseases.


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