SATMED, an e-health platform conceived by SES and supported by the Luxembourg Government and the Ministry for Cooperation and Humanitarian Action is a satellite based communication solution aimed to improve public health in emerging and developing countries. The initial roll out of this platform in Africa took place in Sierra Leone in support of the fight against Ebola.
SATMED ought to be one of the first platforms that offer open-access to high quality e-Health tools. Moreover, SATMED integrates different tools into one single access platform. This single-access integration will be a breakthrough in user friendliness and interoperability between the different tools that cover a wide range of applications such as e-health records and picture archive, e-consultancy, e-learning, e-group and content management tools, e-surveillance and e-health financing. These tools are combined, in addition, with modern videoconferencing applications.
The cloud-based system will reduce the need for expensive on-the-ground ICT resources and their maintenance. For remote areas in which no internet is available, SATMED will provide Satellite enhanced internet access.
SATMED is conducting a pilot phase with selected NGOs for the design and evolution of the platform.
The NGOs include:
In 2014 SES became a member of the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI), an initiative of the Clinton Foundation. At the 2014 CGI Annual Meeting, held in New York City, SES announced its Commitment to Action, in the form of the e-health platform SATMED.