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For world's sick, care via e-mail

Washington Post, November 24, 2008

The Swinfen Charitable Trust is a telemedicine charity that uses e-mail to link sick people in poor, remote, or dangerous parts of the world with hundreds of medical specialists in some of the world's finest hospitals. Doctors in about 140 hospitals and clinics in 39 nations use the organization to seek help for patients requiring specialized care beyond their capabilities. Through the trust, they can be put in e-mail contact with one or more of the 400 specialists who work without pay as part of the trust's network.