Earl’s Telemedicine Program Benefits Altiplano Plateau, Bolivia

Piaget and its famous Altiplano ultra-thin series watch, from charity, to contribute to the humanitarian plan, combined with the expertise of the University of Geneva Hospital (HUG) in telemedicine, together Charity cooperation. This plan was facilitated by the opening reception hosted by the Thonon-Geneva International Rotary Club, which is hosted by many Geneva-based fine watchmakers, public or private professional medical units. The only highest purpose is to provide high-quality medical services in remote areas of the Altiplano Plateau in Bolivia through the construction of technological equipment and ultrasonic equipment.

   Philippe Léopold-Metzger, Earl’s Chief Executive Officer, said, ‘This humanitarian charity is based on the Altiplano Plateau, one of the highest and most remote settlements in the world. The Altiplano plan achieves this intention. The five medical bases use technology equipment and ultrasonic equipment to build a complete information network through the Internet. They can also compare the health of patients. The public provides appropriate medical education.
   Under the leadership of Professor Antoine Geissbuhler, eHealth & Telemedicine at the University Hospital of Geneva, the plan finally took shape from June to December 2011. Completely installed, completed the construction of relevant electronic equipment and instruments, followed the blueprint for education and training and gradually practiced, and even the medical base has entered the operational stage. Professor Antoine Geissbuhler said, ‘Telemedicine equipment improves the care of patients in remote areas, and at the same time promotes the communication and transmission of professional medical information, eliminating the inconvenience of having to move patients or related medical personnel.’

   After this program was listed as the core of the Earl Charity Sponsorship Program, Earl McKenzie’s CEO decided to expand the amount of sponsorship funds, as Professor Antoine Geissbuhler insisted, “Integrate the activities of existing medical bases to New services, in particular teledermatology, in collaboration with Dr. Marc Pechere, the authority on teledermatology, and the extension of this medical network to Potosi and Uyuni Salar d ‘Uyuni). The plan also includes organizing seminars to connect Bolivian officials and representatives at all levels to lay a good foundation for this national telemedicine program in Bolivia. ‘

   The University Hospital of Geneva and the Arteres Foundation, which play an important role in linking various ministries in this project, are also impressed by the philanthropy and the fruitful results of the joint effort!