The Health eVillages-Healthways Community Outreach Program and The Honorable Bill & Tracy Frist Present Lwala 2020: Towards Wholeness of Life
Nine years after the creation of Lwala Community Alliance, the Nashville community will gather on Thursday, April 28, at the Loveless Barn, to celebrate, “Lwala 2020: Towards Wholeness of Life.” This event is presented by the Health eVillages-Healthways Community Outreach Program and The Honorable Bill and Tracy Frist. Event special guests include Donato Tramuto (CEO, Healthways and Founder & Chairman, Health eVillages), Kerry Kennedy (President, Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights), Dr. Milton Ochieng’ (Co-founder, Lwala Community Alliance), and Mercy Owuor
Delivering medical care to patients in rural regions around the globe can be a challenge. You might rightly guess at the need for more clinical resources in places like sub-Saharan Africa — but Harrington, Maine? The small Down East town has been selected, along with villages in Haiti, Kenya, South Sudan and Uganda, as a pilot location for a project by the nonprofit Health eVillages. The point is to improve medicine by making knowledge more mobile. It’s a new take
Wellness program provider Healthways has formed a partnership with Health eVillages, a program that provides mobile health technology to clinically underserved areas around the world. The Franklin, Tenn.-based company will collaborate with Health eVillages to provide areas with poor healthcare access to “resources, preventive healthcare and support for the uninsured and underinsured,” according to a news release. Read more here.
Washington County tops the list of Maine’s poorest counties and with high poverty rates come higher rates of chronic illness. The Harrington Family Health Center sees it’s fair share of patients dealing with a variety of chronic conditions. and now it has a new piece of technology it says is improving the delivery of medical care. That technology is a tablet loaded with a variety of medical apps provided to the Harrington Health Center by the non-profit Health eVillages. Read
“It’s like having an electronic library at your fingertips” explains Lee Umphrey, CEO of the Harrington Family Health Center, which serves some of the poorest, sickest residents in Harrington, Maine, a small coastal community in Washington County. Read more here.
After using mobile technology to improve health care in some of the world’s poorest places, a local nonprofit program has turned its attention to rural Maine and launched a novel pilot project. Read more here.
Rural Washington County is located on the Maine coastline. The county contains some of the most majestic landscape as well as the highest childhood poverty rate in the state. Close to 60 percent of school children in the county are eligible for free or reduced lunch. As a whole, Maine has more residents over the age of 65 than any other state, and Washington County has the second-oldest Maine county. Not surprisingly, this population has substantial health needs. Read the
This week, Health eVillages, a program of Physicians Interactive (PI) and the not-for-profit Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights, issued a statement to the media regarding their partnership with Real Medicine Foundation (RMF).
Health eVillages, a program of the not-for-profit Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights organization and Physicians Interactive, announced today that construction has started on a new wing to expand the first hospital in Lwala, Kenya, as well as housing for clinicians and their families. Read more here.
Tramuto created Health eVillages in 2011 in partnership with the Robert F. Kennedy Center after the massive earthquake in Haiti. The organization provides hand-held devices with medical information to allow health care workers up-do-date information and to help them make treatment decisions. Read more here.
Physicians Interactive chairman and CEO Donato Tramuto honored with Robert F. Kennedy Ripple of Hope Award
In recognition of his three-decade commitment to creating social change through the advancement of healthcare and human rights across the globe, last night Donato Tramuto, the CEO and Chairman of Physicians Interactive (PI), was honored with the 2014 Ripple of Hope Award from the Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights. Read more here.
Health eVillages launches newest program to team up with Real Medicine Foundation in South Sudan to reduce world’s top maternal mortality rate
No mother should have to die giving life to a child. But in South Sudan a woman has a 1 in 7 chance of dying in pregnancy and childbirth in her lifetime – the highest official maternal mortality rate in the world with 2,054 deaths per 100,000 live births. Read more here.