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Amy speaks to BBC World Service (again!)

Join 43 million other listeners in learning more about the LTFHC’s visionary Founder and CEO Dr. Amy Lehman on BBC World Service’s Outlook, including her first experience on Lake Tanganyika and what inspired her to tattoo the lake on her back!

Listen beginning at 11:35. Amy’s interview ends at 22:12.

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Check Out LTFHC’s Latest Film

As promised, please take a moment to watch our new short, produced by our Academy-Award winning documentary team, which shows some of our cross-border work, helping women suffering from obstetric fistula.  These efforts would not have been possible without the vital support of HP, The Fistula Foundation and private donors.

Please share with your networks.  This is a great moment to consider making a donation to support these continued efforts!

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Radio Network Update – Introducing the region’s first EMR

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We’re thrilled to report that our radio network has been extended to the Tanzanian side of the lake and we’ve successfully introduced an innovative, electronic medical record (EMR) platform – the first of its kind in the region! Health care workers will now be able to record, and then easily and efficiently review patient visits, test results, and diagnoses, which aids in clinical decision making and results in higher quality care for patients.  With consistent, on-time transmission of tallies of communicable disease cases to the Ministries of Health, potential epidemics can be recognized and contained much more efficiently and epidemiologic data may be accurately captured.

During the pilot last October in Nkasi District of Tanzania’s southern coastline, our team trained 12 health care workers in basic computer skills, which was followed by an introduction to the EMR system over a two-week period hosted by the LTFHC at the Kirando Health Center.  Our technical team then successfully completed equipment installations of communications units at 5 health centers, which was complemented by additional on-site provider instruction.

Video: Community members assisting to plant poles for HF radio antenna at Izinga Health Center

Stay tuned for more updates as we expand this electronic medical record platform to the DRC!