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Atlanta, GA, United States, 2006/12/02 - Metro Atlanta Neurosurgery Foundation has developed a global initiative to establish sustainable healthcare systems within remote Third World villages through distance medicine and telemedicine technology.
Through the Adopt A Village initiative, healthcare professionals in isolated communities around the world, who could previously only look forward to temporary medical missions, will be able to begin building a sustainable healthcare system.
For decades, medical missions have traversed the globe supplying third world communities with healthcare resources, but usually without the objective to assist in a permanent healthcare system for local villagers. Adopt A Village is a humanitarian medical aid program established to fill this void.
The primary obstacle in developing permanent healthcare systems in remote villages is the lack of medical staff training, patient education and an overall shortage of medical doctors. The Adopt A Village program will establish healthcare networks within the targeted communities, where healthcare services are often limited or non-existent, using telemedicine technology.
Telemedicine is the use of information communication technology for healthcare delivery, consultation, education and the management of patient information allowing a patient’s information to be transferred to a specialist in another country at lightning speed. Telemedicine is most often used as a form of distance medicine.
Over the past 10 months, MAN Foundation has provided over $18,000 in medical supplies and medications and is now actively furnishing equipment and personnel training for the health center under construction in Prampram, Ghana. Additional requests for aid from the MAN Foundation have already been received from Togo, Liberia and Namibia.
MAN Foundation will partner with global organizations who provide electricity, water, buildings, computers, etc. to assist locals in building infrastructure.
A Pre-Launch fundraiser for the Adopt A Village program (adoptavillageproject.org) will take place on Saturday, December 9th in Atlanta, GA.
About the MAN Foundation
Dr. Paul King founded Metro Atlanta Neurosurgery in 1999. He is a board-certified neurosurgeon, specializing in complex spinal surgery, cerebrovascular disease and neuro-trauma. King graduated from Fisk University, received his MD from Michigan State University, and completed a Spine-fellowship at Emory University’s department of neurosurgery. King is a member numerous organizations including the Atlanta Medical Association, the American Association of Neurosurgeons, the Georgia State Medical Association, the National Medical Association and the American Medical Association. In 2001, Dr. Paul King founded Adopt A Village to advance healthcare resources for people in third world communities.