EMJ, Europe’s leading digital health communications company, is joining forces with the World Telehealth Initiative to support their mission to provide sustainable medical expertise through volunteer physicians to vulnerable communities all over the world.
The World Health Organisation (WHO) and World Bank report that half of the world’s population does not have access to essential healthcare services because those services are inaccessible, unavailable, unaffordable or of poor quality.
According to WHO the world faces a shortfall of more than 18 million health workers and the migration of health care workers from countries with low-resources and immense need to areas of high-resources and greater personal opportunity contributes to the problem.
In some regions of the world, there are either very few health care experts, or none at all.
World Telehealth Initiative is dedicated to expanding access to quality care for under-resourced communities, by focusing on upskilling local clinicians and offering training and support from a network of medical specialists around the world. They have 33 programs globally, serving communities from Malawi to Bangladesh, Cambodia, Nigeria, Ecuador, and more.
EMJ produces journals across a range of therapeutic areas from rheumatology to cardiology, with a worldwide readership, and have always offered free and open access to all.
With an extensive physician circulation network, EMJ is partnering with World Telehealth Initiative to increase exposure to this philanthropic opportunity for physicians to make a difference in communities throughout the world.
Spencer Gore, Founder and Executive Chairman at EMJ said: “It’s hard to believe that some communities are so poorly off for healthcare provision so we are delighted to be playing a small role to increase availability of good quality medical information to help on the ground.”
Sharon Allen, the Co-founder and Executive Director of World Telehealth Initiative said: “We are delighted that EMJ – who is already working in the field of global health education – has joined in partnership with us. Only by collaborating with established leaders in the field, like EMJ, will we maximize our collective impact towards our shared goals.”