SES and Luxembourg Expand Reach of SATMED Telemedicine Project
SES and the Luxembourg government have reached an agreement to broaden the reach of the SATMED telemedicine project through 2024. This is a program that has been in use since 2014 that uses satellite to connect doctors and nurses in remote locations, providing a platform with cloud applications for e-training, virtual consultations, medical data records, and video conferencing.
This platform has been deployed in 10 locations across Africa and Asia in partnership with NGOs. Recently, SATMED supported COVID-19 response in a remote hospital in Sierra Leone with the NGO German Doctors, and in floating hospitals in remote areas of Bangladesh via NGO Friendship.
Under the new agreement, the SATMED platform is set to scale to serve more users, through cooperation with partnering organizations. SATMED is a fully managed service deployed by SES subsidiary SES Techom with connectivity through the SES satellite fleet.
“Our close working relationship with the partners enables us to constantly develop the platform to maximize its benefits for the end-users. SATMED’s recent software developments will further facilitate their work as we are introducing new interoperable applications and standardization in line with the internationally recognized classifications and medical data handling,” commented Alan Kuresevic, managing director of SES Techcom.