Telehealth Is A Partial Solution To End World Poverty
Broadly, telemedicine uses various communications technologies to increase the quality of clinical medical care. One way that this is done is through teleconferencing to check up on patients rather than having patients come into the doctor's office. Also, more diagnoses can be done in a shorter amount of time, leading to better curative health care. Telemedicine, while it is efficient and is a large leap forward, is only a small part of the overall telehealth initiatives being developed by global health care.
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Columbia University's National Center for Children in Poverty
The welfare of children is at the heart of many of the goals of both the Republican and Democratic parties. Children in poverty perform comparatively poorly in school, have limited access to health care and are more likely to commit crimes as they grow older. Columbia University's National Center for Children in Poverty recently summarized Replica IWC child poverty rates gathered by the Census Bureau, focusing on the years 1979, 1993 and 1998. For the 1993 to 1998 period that spans the Clinton Administration, children are in fact better off. The child poverty rate fell from 22.5% to 18.7%.