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Impact remotely without travel cost

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"I think this is a great way to impact a community remotely without travel cost". Espoir M. Kyubwa, M.D.,Ph.D. Candidate. Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Gilliam Fellow Department of Bioengineering, Jacob School of Engineering University of California, San Diego

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  1. 1. Telepsychiatry Service Home UVIRA PSYCHO-SOCIAL REHABILITATION CENTER CENTRE DE READAPTATION PSYCHO-SOCIAL D'UVIRA (CRPU) Français About Us Services/Programs Donations Recovery Partners Become A Volunteer Resources Uvira Mobile Teams Contact Us Telepsychiatry Service About Mental Illness STOP the Stigma Uvira Telepsychiatry Room (UTR) Enabling Access to Mental Health in Congo through Telepsychiatry The mission of Uvira Telepsychiatry Room is using emerging technology to help reach underserved populations in east Congo who lack access to psychiatric care via interactive videoconferencing without having to worry about travel burdens and visa applications. "While no technology will ever take the place of personal interaction, telepsychiatry has proven effective as a medium for clinical evaluation and care where onsite resources are limited by time, distance, and financial constraints." http:// ap.psychiatryonline.org "I think this is a great way to impact a community remotely without travel cost" Espoir M. Kyubwa, M.D.,Ph. D. Candidate. Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Gilliam Fellow Department of Bioengineering, Jacob School of Engineering University of California, San Diego Interested in learning more about the project or joining our Team? http://www.crpduvira.org/Pages/TelepsychiatryService.aspx (1 of 2) [11/17/2013 7:58:40 PM]
  2. 2. Telepsychiatry Service The goal of this telepsychiatry services is to eliminate geographic and economic barriers that stand in the way of receiving mental health care in territory of Uvira. Psychiatry is currenlty nonexistent in this part of the country. The majority of people still believe that mental illness is manifestation of past transgressions or evil. Telepsychiatry service will serve a vital role by removing structural and cultural barriers encountered by people suffering from mental health conditions in territory of Uvira Contact: Espoir M. Kyubwa, M.D.,Ph.D. Candidate. Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Gilliam Fellow Department of Bioengineering, Jacob School of Engineering University of California, San Diego. E-mail: ekyubwa@crpduvira.org Submit Query Uvira Psycho-Social Rehabilitation Center is the only mental health hospital in the territory of Uvira. Want to learn more , contact Mr. Jean-Paul Magu by phone at + 243 99 411 6778 or send an email to the following address: contact@CRPDUVIRA.org http://www.crpduvira.org/Pages/TelepsychiatryService.aspx (2 of 2) [11/17/2013 7:58:40 PM]
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