High-speed internet revolutionises medicine in remote Vanuatu Village
Port Vila: The arrival of a high-speed internet connection in an isolated Vanuatu village promises to make the challenges of remote healthcare a thing of the past.
Until recently, residents of the remote village of Naviso, in Vanuatu, had to hike an hour up a mountain just to get mobile phone reception. And patients needing emergency medical treatment had to be carried by stretcher up the 500-metre incline and across Maewo island to the nearest hospital. But the arrival of a high-speed internet connection — and the country’s first telemedicine system connecting remote nurses to physicians — means these challenges could soon be a thing of the past. Radio Australia