LGA is the proud recipient of the 2012 American Telemedicine Association (ATA) Poster Presentation Awards!
Kay Lavi - LifePaths Global Alliance
Volunteer Guest House in Port au Prince
Your stay includes the following:
• Beautiful Guest House with large yard and mature trees
• Pleasant hostel style sleeping arrangements
• 24 hour security within a compound
• Breakfast and authentic Haitian dinners
• Clean Drinking Water
• Flush toilets and showers
• Internet access
• 24 hour electricity
• Interpreters, Guides and Security Staff
LifePaths Global Alliance celebrates a successful year in Telemedicine
LGA’s telemedicine clinic is the only medical facility in the rural town of L’Estere and surrounding area, that offers ongoing primary health care and patient follow up. The rural town is located three hours north of Port-au-Prince with a population of 38,000. Clinic services are free and include a free medication dispensary.
The telemedicine clinic, which is equipped to serve 100 people per week, is the first clinic of its kind in the region.
"For many poor people, the local hospital is not a viable option, as it is rarely staffed and is too expensive," said Elaine Knight, founder of LGA. "We are thrilled to be able to provide accessible health care that would otherwise not be available to the people of the L'Estere area."
Dr. Paul Gahlinger, a pioneer in telemedicine from Utah, introduced the system to LGA. It is an innovative form of clinical medicine that uses interactive audiovisual media to communicate medical information, and is used for everything from routine check-ups to medical procedures and exams.
Haitian Doctor Joseph Prosper, who travels many hours providing mobile clinic services to the rural area, serves as the medical director of the clinic. "Utilizing telemedicine in remote areas of Haiti has changed many lives, especially mine," Prosper said. "This is my dream come true. I can maximize my expertise and reach out to many more people without leaving my hospital in Port au Prince, making it a better use of my time.”
|Our Telemedicine Team in L'Estere Haiti|
|Grand opening of LGA's Telemedicine Clinic|
|Patient and Nurse in L'Estere consulting with Dr. Joey Prosper in Port au Prince|
Telemedicine at it's best
|LifePaths Global Alliance partners with Ras Productions|
and holds FREE concert in L'Estere to mark 2nd anniversary of the Earthquake