The PANDA telemedicine programme was activated at the dispensary of the public hospital in Ambanja. A training course on maternal health was offered to doctors, midwives and nurses. The course included training on the use of the PANDA system.
1.050 Pre- and post-natal visits to the Ambanja public hospital dispensary using the PANDA telemedicine system. Three courses have been activated:
The first course provides psychiatric support for clinical staff, the general theme of the course is mental distress. Among the topics covered:
- Epidemiological data on mental illness, both general and specifically Malagasy;
- Main psychiatric pathologies (Psychosis, Depression and Bipolar Disorders, Epilepsy, Alcoholism and drug use disorders).
The second course concerns the training of psycho-educational staff, the main topic is Psychological-Socio-educational Support in the Care of Women and Children Victims of Violence. A strong interaction with the trainees is foreseen in order to adapt the topics to the Malagasy culture and tradition of care.
Third course is a computer literacy course.