European Journal of Environment and Public Health

Telemedicine in Low and Middle Income Countries: Closing or Widening the Health Inequalities Gap?
Abdulhammed Opeyemi Babatunde 1 2 * , Abdulsobur Olatunde Abdulazeez 1, Esther Abimbola Adeyemo 1, Christabel Ijeoma Uche-Orji 1, Abdulbaasit Akinkunmi Saliyu 1
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1 Department of Medicine & Surgery, College of Medicine, University of Ibadan, Ibadan, NIGERIA
2 Healthy Africans Platform, Ibadan, NIGERIA
* Corresponding Author
Letter to Editor

European Journal of Environment and Public Health, 2021 - Volume 5 Issue 2, Article No: em0075
https://doi.org/10.21601/ejeph/10777

Published Online: 17 Mar 2021

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In-text citation: (Babatunde et al., 2021)
Reference: Babatunde, A. O., Abdulazeez, A. O., Adeyemo, E. A., Uche-Orji, C. I., & Saliyu, A. A. (2021). Telemedicine in Low and Middle Income Countries: Closing or Widening the Health Inequalities Gap?. European Journal of Environment and Public Health, 5(2), em0075. https://doi.org/10.21601/ejeph/10777
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Reference: Babatunde AO, Abdulazeez AO, Adeyemo EA, Uche-Orji CI, Saliyu AA. Telemedicine in Low and Middle Income Countries: Closing or Widening the Health Inequalities Gap?. EUROPEAN J ENV PUBLI. 2021;5(2):em0075. https://doi.org/10.21601/ejeph/10777
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Reference: Babatunde AO, Abdulazeez AO, Adeyemo EA, Uche-Orji CI, Saliyu AA. Telemedicine in Low and Middle Income Countries: Closing or Widening the Health Inequalities Gap?. EUROPEAN J ENV PUBLI. 2021;5(2), em0075. https://doi.org/10.21601/ejeph/10777
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Reference: Babatunde, Abdulhammed Opeyemi, Abdulsobur Olatunde Abdulazeez, Esther Abimbola Adeyemo, Christabel Ijeoma Uche-Orji, and Abdulbaasit Akinkunmi Saliyu. "Telemedicine in Low and Middle Income Countries: Closing or Widening the Health Inequalities Gap?". European Journal of Environment and Public Health 2021 5 no. 2 (2021): em0075. https://doi.org/10.21601/ejeph/10777
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Reference: Babatunde, A. O., Abdulazeez, A. O., Adeyemo, E. A., Uche-Orji, C. I., and Saliyu, A. A. (2021). Telemedicine in Low and Middle Income Countries: Closing or Widening the Health Inequalities Gap?. European Journal of Environment and Public Health, 5(2), em0075. https://doi.org/10.21601/ejeph/10777
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Reference: Babatunde, Abdulhammed Opeyemi et al. "Telemedicine in Low and Middle Income Countries: Closing or Widening the Health Inequalities Gap?". European Journal of Environment and Public Health, vol. 5, no. 2, 2021, em0075. https://doi.org/10.21601/ejeph/10777
ABSTRACT
Telemedicine has shown potentials in salvaging the dwindling healthcare system in low and middle-income countries but faced certain challenges that may create new health inequalities especially based on income. This letter discusses the debate that arises regarding the role of telemedicine on health inequalities in low and middle-income countries (LMICs). It calls for the development of strategies to prevent the widening of the health inequalities gap in LMICs from telemedicine usage. Recommendations were also highlighted to facilitate universal health coverage in LMICs through telemedicine.
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