We have recently noticed an increase in the number of urgent cases we receive. The patients served by our partners do not usually seek out care until they are very ill due to the long distances they must travel. By the time they encounter our partner clinicians, a telemedicine consultation is needed quickly, and we are thankful to have a dedicated team of volunteers who work hard to meet that need.
In August, 30% of our cases required Family Medicine expertise, 25% required Pediatric volunteers, and 20% required guidance from Internal Medicine physicians. Additionally, Infectious Disease, Dermatology, and Emergency Medicine physicians offered their thoughts on a variety of cases from Kenya, Haiti, Cameroon, and Ethiopia.