Our new VDP Fizzbook Telemedicine Units are now available. These dust-proof, splash-proof and robust laptops will offer a huge improvement in usability for all our sites, and having battery backup means they can even be used during power cuts!
We now have a sparkling new Google+ page, full of all the usual news, photos, videos and discussions about The Virtual Doctor Project and Zambia in general. Why not follow us? google.com/+VirtualdoctorsOrgAfrica
Also in case you didn’t know, we have the following pages:
Twitter – https://twitter.com/VirtualDocProj
First of all the Virtual Doctor Project Team would like to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! We would like to take this opportunity to thank everybody who has supported the project this year by giving donations, volunteering their time and by helping to spread the word about the great work we are doing in Africa with your help. We hope to make big strides next year with your support and look forward to sharing our news with you as we go forward.
Of course this is an ideal time of year to support the project or better still to make a donation on someone else’s behalf as a Christmas gift. You can do this by going here and your gift recipient will receive an e-card telling them about your generous gift. Remember every penny counts towards getting our system into more rural clinics in Africa. Each clinic system can literally affect thousands of lives in the local community, so please support the VDP this Christmas!
We have entered the project in the GOOD Pioneers of Health: Africa competition and we have one week only ( until Monday October 28th ) to collect as many votes as possible. Please take just a few moments to go to http://pioneersofhealth.maker.good.is/projects/VirtualDoctors and click the ‘Vote button. Its as easy as that!
Thanks for your help, and don’t forget to let friends and family know too.
The project team successfully installed two further sites in central Zambia at the end of August, bringing the total up to five, with a sixth ready to be added in the next few months. Chipapa Rural Health Centre and Kafue Mission Clinic in the Kafue district are now benefitting from the expertise available through The Virtual Doctor Project and we welcome them to the team!
The Virtual Doctor Project is set to benefit from $10,000 per month free advertising on Google’s Search Network after Virtual Development UK was awarded a Google Adwords Grant. Ads will be displayed on relevent searches globally and we hope will help to build awareness of and support for this exciting new project!
We are now accepting donations in the ‘virtual currency’ Bitcoin that is growing more and more popular with internet users. Search online to find out more about Bitcoin, but it is a decentralized electronic currency that has no central controlling agency and offers secure and instantaneous transfer anywhere in the world.
For donations our Bitcoin address is:
We are delighted to have been able to welcome Heather Ashcroft into the team out in Zambia. Heather will be our Project Coordinator in the Lusaka area and has already grabbed the bull by the horns and got very much stuck in!
Huw & Paul will be travelling out in August to setup a further three sites in the Kafue District, and to check out other sites further north near Lundazi for later in the year – the project gradually is starting to expand.
As always none of this can happen without your support so please donate today! http://www.virtualdoctors.org/
Have a great summer
Huw and Vicky managed to raise £3000 between them in aid of the Virtual Doctor Project by completing the 100km London2Brighton walk last weekend. Huge congratulations to them both!!
Learn about supporting the VDP by raising funds, doing a challenge or simply donating much needed funds here
We are delighted to announce that the Virtual Doctor Project has now been installed in three centres in Zambia and is being used to help diagnose and treat patients in the communities of Kafue and Chilanga. We would like to thank everybody who has helped us over the last few years, and enabled us to make this exciting project a reality.
It is only with the generous support of our donors and grant giving benefactors that this project is possible. Please donate today and help us to offer our service to many more communities in sub-Saharan Africa that desperately need support. Thankyou!