Telemedicine for Skin Diseases

Dr. Kovarik launched the BUP tele-dermatology program in 2007. The program has expanded into a broad telemedicine program that seeks to circumnavigate the challenging IT infrastructure in the region and a severe shortage of healthcare workers, particularly specialists. The program uses cell phones equipped with digital cameras and other tools to transmit health information for education, diagnosis, and treatment, linking medical centers in sub-Saharan Africa involved in treatment of skin diseases, especially HIV - related cutaneous disorders