Peter E Dross and Mireille P Aujero
Christiana Care Health System, USA
Posters & Accepted Abstracts: J Nucl Med Radiat Ther
Short term medical missions have become a popular method in the delivery of health care to developing countries, including Honduras. Populations in remote or underserved settings separated from modern technology bear an increased burden of morbidity and mortality. Recent reports from the World Health Organization estimate that up to 2/3 of the world├ó┬?┬?s population lack access to medical imaging, which suggests that between 3.5 and 4.7 billion individuals worldwide are in radiologic scarce zones (RSZ├ó┬?┬?s). We report our 14-year experience in delivering sustainable health care in a remote RSZ of northwestern Honduras. We describe our practical experience in the establishment of an international medical clinic with imaging services, offer solutions in optimizing infrastructure to the specific needs of the community, and demonstrate how new technologies can offer promising opportunities for overcoming health care access barriers in a resource-poor setting.
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