Paul Levy Meets Huw Jones: An Origins Story
Paul Levy author of the book Digital Inferno, talks with Huw Jones, the Founder and CEO of the Virtual Doctors.
Huw founded the Virtual Doctors after hearing about and witnessing first hand, too much potentially avoidable death and disability whilst working as a safari guide in Zambia.
Fast-forward to 2020 and the Virtual Doctors is the UK's leading tele-medical charity, providing free remote healthcare advice to clinical officers across Zambia and Malawi.
With technology developed for Sub-Saharan Africa soon to be launched within the NHS, this is a fantastic example of bidirectional learning and is surely the future of collaborative healthcare.
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Paul Levy is the author of the book Digital Inferno.
Paul is a part-time senior researcher at The Centre for Research in Innovation Management (CENTRIM) at the University of Brighton since 1990.
Paul is currently working as a facilitator with the Social Media Leadership Forum. He has been a writer, facilitator and change agent for the last twenty years in the field of personal and organisational communication. He founded and is director of CATS3000.
He was Head of Interaction with The Digital Workplace Group for five years where he also co-hosted the online broadcasts Digital Workplace Live and DW24. Paul is also co-author of the books Technosophy and E:Quality. Paul is the founder of the online theatre publication FringeReview which has over 150,000 readers annually worldwide, and also is a director of award-winning Rational Madness Theatre
Huw Jones is the founder and CEO of the Virtual Doctors
Huw has over 25 years’ experience working in Africa. He was a professional safari guide for many years, and subsequently worked in rural development and education e-learning development. He also consulted for the UN in Maastricht and for local government in Norfolk, UK.
Huw is a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society and holds an MSc in Environment and International Development from the University of East Anglia.
Dr Daniel Grace, volunteer medical director and Mr Huw Jones, CEO and founder of the Virtual Doctors, discuss the origins of the charity and look at how it has evolved from having just one volunteer doctor, consulting via Sat phone in New York, to providing telemedical support to 140 rural health centres within Zambia, which cover a population of over 2 million people.
In the second half of the episode, they explore the current COVID 19 pandemic and the challenges faced in Zambia, looking at how the Virtual Doctors charity is aiming to support the Zambian Ministry of Health through WASH and developing an online education portal.
If you want to get involved with the charity and are a GMC registered doctor with CCT, or if you are approaching CCT and have passed the DTMH or have similar experience of working in low and middle income countries, please get in touch via the link below.
Virtual Doctors Homepage
Become a Volunteer Doctor
COVID 19 Resource Bank
New Relaunched Virtual Doctors Podcast for Clinical Officers in Zambia and Malawi
In this episode Dr Daniel and Dr Jo discuss how to assess an unwell patient using an ABC approach.
The Virtual Doctors Forum
WHO Basic Emergency Care