Enable medical practitioners in resource-constrained areas to maintain competence and improve patient care by providing access to cutting-edge medical literature.
Physicians, physicians-in-training, midwives, nurses, prehospital providers, and community health practitioners in resource constrained areas.
CMES is an initiative of Techies without Borders, a global nonprofit focused on harnessing technology for social development. CMES aims to address the difficulty in accessing CME content for medical practitioners in resource constrained areas of the world, a critical problem in the public health.
Since its inception in January 2016, the CMES team has distributed over 80 CMES thumb drives to medical doctors in more than 20 rural and remote locations in Nepal. The CMES-Pi was introduced in June 2017, and is now installed and used at five rural health care centers in Nepal. Currently, the team is on-track to deploy CMES thumb drives and CMES-Pi solutions in clinics in Dominican Republic, Ecuador, and Guatemala. Data is regularly collected for impact assessment and the CMES solutions in Spanish are coming soon.
Meet Dr. Vera Sistenich, an Emergency Medicine physician from Sydney, Australia. Dr. Vera is the Project Leader for HandsUp Congo, an Australian nonprofit, “Building a Healthy Congo” Project. In collaboration with local partners and the Democratic Republic of Congo’s (DRC) government they are committed to bring Emergency Medicine training and integration to the DRC healthcare system. This is her story on one way she
The May edition of Emergency Medical Reviews and Perspectives (EM:RAP), your CME sponsor for the Continuing Medical Education on Stick (CMES) Project, has an article on the use of honey in the emergency department or outpatient clinic. The commonly known medical uses for honey include cough suppression and skin wound antibacterial agent. Other uses that can be life saving are
While traveling to install the Techies Without Borders Continuing Medical Education on Stick Project (CMES and CMES-Pi) I have been invited to joined in local sports events…playing soccer in Ecuador with clinic patients…volleyball at the Himanchal Higher Education School in Nangi, Nepal…and receiving a cricket lesson in St. Lucia. Understanding not only the medical culture in a country but the
Meet Sandeep Giri, Founder and CEO of Gham Power, a Nepali company providing solar based solutions for rural households, businesses and communities. Their solar micro-grid solutions are used where national gridlines are not available. Gham Power enables TWB to provide the free Continuing Medical Education on Stick Project in remote areas of Nepal such as Possible Health’s Bayalpata Hospital in
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