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06
Jun

ISIF grants funding for ICT development in Asia (2nd round)

The Information Society Innovation Fund (ISIF) plans to fund eleven projects in eight countries to extend ICT infrastructure services. These projects showcase uses of ICT, such as mobile-based tele-healthcare, forensic investigation infrastructure, localised e-mail for tele-centres and the establishment of a national high-speed backbone. The organisations which received funding include The Internet Education and Research Laboratory, Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand; The School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from the National University of Science and Technology, Pakistan; The University of Colombo School of Computing, Sri Lanka; The Bac Ha International University, Vietnam; One Destination Centre, Indonesia; Punjabi University, India; Nepal Research and Education Network, Nepal; The Department of Computer Science & Engineering from the University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka; SynapseHealth, The Philippines, Horizon Lanka Foundation, Sri Lanka and AirJaldi Networks, India. The ISIF

06
Jun

Free medical Camp (May 2009)

In this time of crisis where millions of people in the North West Frontier Province (NWFP) in Pakistan have been rendered homeless, our Tele-healthcare team, in collaboration with its stakeholders (NUST, APPNA, UMTrust, among others) has launched a massive healthcare relief effort for the refugees streaming in from the Buner & Swat district. Our hospital UMTrust is located in Zahidabad at the border of Buner District and therefore, we have seen a huge influx of refugees in our area these past few weeks.In fact, we have estimated close to 200,000 refugees in a 10KM radius of our facility but there are no doctor or nurse (barring our facility) working in that area. We are also distributing free medicines and extending free healthcare advise and diagnosis to all the IDPs. Our medical staff is making rounds in the area to treat patients on site if

06
Jun

Three of our project members attended APPNA Conference

In order to exchange the knowledge and to acquire the international exposure about health issues and tele healthcare, three members of the tele-healthcare team, Dr. Nasr Qasim and Mr. Atif Mumtaz and Ms Shamila Keyani were invited for APPNA Conference from Pakistan. The five-day APPNA summer conference 2009, held at downtown Marriott San Francisco from July 1st – July 5 th. The conference was to demonstrate the organization’s commitment to charitable, scientific, educational, medical relief activities, both in the USA and Pakistan. All the projects working in collaboration with APPNA were given time to present their project to the audience, which was followed by engrossing question and answer session. Dr. Rizwan Naeem and Mr. Atif Mumtaz presented our Tele-healthcare project (Jaroka) and explained the uniqueness and

01
Jun

Welcome to Tele Health Care

In order to exchange the knowledge and to acquire the international exposure about health issues and tele healthcare, three members of the tele-healthcare team, Dr. Nasr Qasim and Mr. Atif Mumtaz and Ms Shamila Keyani were invited for APPNA Conference from Pakistan. The five-day APPNA summer conference 2009, held at downtown Marriott San Francisco from July 1st – July 5 th. The conference was to demonstrate the organization’s commitment to charitable, scientific, educational, medical relief activities, both in the USA and Pakistan. All the projects working in collaboration with APPNA were given time to present their project to the audience, which was followed by engrossing question and answer session. Dr. Rizwan Naeem and Mr. Atif Mumtaz presented our Tele-healthcare project (Jaroka) and explained the uniqueness and innovation that we are bringing to this project. Our