The NST conducts and participates in feasibility studies and initiates collaboration concerning telemedicine with individual countries as well as associations such as the World Health Organization and the European Space Agency. Over the last years, the NST has conducted feasibility studies in Botswana, the Republic of South Africa, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Cuba, Afghanistan and the Kyrgyz Republic.
NST has for a number of years been involved in developing telemedicine services for a region in the northwest of Russia. (More about the cooperation with Arkhangelsk county here.) The region is the size of France, with a population of 1.5 million people and presents telemedicine developers with a number of infrastructural challenges. NST's productive cooperation with the Russians as well as its experience with telemedicine domestically have resulted in an increasing number of inquiries for cooperation, advice and education from overseas, especially from third-world countries.
In june 2010 NST launched an Ambassador Platform for Integrated Application Promotions (IAP) in cooperation with European Space Agency (ESA). The objective of the Ambassador Platform for e-Health in Inaccessible Regions (eHIR) is to assist the IAP programme in spreading awareness among stakeholders in the domain of e-Health, with main thematic focus on telemedicine support to inaccessible regions, emergency situations and e-learning and human resource development.
NST has become an IAP Ambassador Platform for telemedicine and e-health. One of the objectives is to spread awareness among stakeholders in the domain of e-Health, with main thematic focus on telemedicine support to inaccessible regions.
Read more on www.telemed.no/esa
NST was designated as the first World Health Organization Collaborating Centre for Telemedicine in July 2002. The activities of the centre cover the major aspects of telemedicine.
Read more on www.telemed.no/who
NST wants to improve communication and exchange of information between health care personnel in Norway and Russia, and to improve access to health care for outlying districts. Information on this page is in Russian.
Read more on www.telemed.no/russian