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Initiative Name:
Newborn Hip Screening using Telemedicine
Initiative Status:
Implementation phase / on-going
Adaptation, replication or scaling up of a previous initiative?
Modality of the initiative:

Health Information Systems and Technology
Newborn hip screening using telemedicine

Geographic Identifiers

South-East Asia
Countries Leading or Providing Technical Cooperation:
Germany, Switzerland,Mongolia
Countries Demanding Technical Cooperation:

Participating National Institutions, Organizations and/or Subregional Entities:
Mother & Child Hospital in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolian Ministry of Health
Participating International and Multilateral Organizations:
Swiss Development Cooperation (SDC) Swiss Surgical Doctors (SST)
Initiative Start Date:

Initiative Cost/Budget and Sources of Funding

Initiative Total Cost/Budget: (in US$)
approx. 200,000.00
Percentage Contributed by National Governments:
0 %
Percentage Contributed by 3rd party sources:
SDC 80 %, Klughammer 20 %

Initiative Description

The hip screening of newborns can be done with ultrasound machines. At the beginning of the project the diagnoses is made by expert doctors using telemedicine. The non-expert doctors who capture the ultrasound images upload four images, two of every hip. Within a few hours the expert doctors transmit the diagnosis and the treatment within the patient case in the telemedicine platform CampusMedicus. The technique can easily be learned by non-expert doctors. The treatment is not invasive, it does not hurt, it is cheap and later damages of the hip will be avoided. After a view months the non-expert doctors will become expert doctors and teach other doctors in their country to do diagnose hip dysplasia.

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Contact Information:

Name of Contact Person:
Anna E. Schmaus-Klughammer
Klughammer GmbH
Ulrichsbergerstrasse 17
94469 Deggendorf
+49 991 991 3390

Additional Contact Information:
Dr. Beat Kehrer, president of the Swiss Surgical Team, Switzerland,