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SATMED is an open platform for the health community. Serving non-governmental organisations, hospitals, medical universities and other healthcare pro¬viders active in resource-poor areas, it provides open-access e-health services. Its tools can be used to support projects in areas such as e-care, e-learning, e-surveillance, e-health management and e-health financing.

News & events

  • Everyone knows how satellite enables multiple applications such as TV broadcasting, GPS, or even reading an email while crossing the ocean. What fewer people know is how satellite can change lives.

    Last week, VSAT Stellar Awards announced SES Techcom Services as a winner in the “Changing Lives” category for its SATMED healthcare system. The awards, which were presented as part of the VSAT Global event in London, recognise the key individuals and companies leading the satellite industry into the future.

    Funded by the Luxembourg government, SATMED is an e-health platform which allows multiple medical applications and tools to operate together on a single integrated, cloud-based platform. Through its connection to the emergency.lu network and enabled by SES satellites, satellite internet connectivity can be provided worldwide, delivering humanitarian aid in remote and poorly connected areas.  The e-health platform brings support in a range of different applications, such as providing communications with doctors and medical experts around the world, enables to diagnose patients remotely, and allows access video conferencing, data collection and analysis.

    SATMED uses SES’s global satellite network to connect healthcare provider’s IT infrastructure to the external world and provides a toolbox that enhances healthcare provision. Serving non-governmental organisations, hospitals, medical universities and other healthcare providers in under-resourced areas, it provides open access e-health services.

    SATMED was deployed for the first time during the Ebola outbreak in West Africa in 2014. SES Techcom Services brought internet access to the Outpatient Clinic of Serabu Hospital in Bo District in Sierra Leone, geographically isolated with no access to higher level secondary care.

    Since then, the e-health platform has been brought to five other countries: a remote maternity hospital and Centre de Dépistage et de traitement de l’Ulcère de Buruli in Benin, a Hospital for Children in Niger, on the island of Mindanao in The Philippines, on three floating hospital ships in Bangladesh. The next deployment will be in Eritrea.

    “We are delighted SATMED has been recognised at such a prestigious awards scheme,” said Gerhard Bethscheider, Managing Director of SES Techcom Services. “By helping deliver accessible services to remote communities, SATMED has literally changed lives. Thanks to satellite technology, we are now in a position to assist in improving both the speed and quality of healthcare services in rural and isolated regions. This award confirms SES’s commitment to bring out the best of what satellite can bring to communities.”

  • Innovative satellite-based e-health solution augments NGO German Doctors’ efforts to bring better health services to remote areas in Mindanao

    LUXEMBOURG/ PHILIPPINES, 22 July 2016 ­–The world-leading satellite operator SES S.A. (Euronext Paris and Luxembourg Stock Exchange: SESG), the Luxembourg Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs, and non-governmental organisation (NGO) German Doctors announced today the launch of satellite-based e-health platform SATMED in the Philippines. The SATMED solution was deployed at the German Doctors’ hospital in Buda, Marilog District, Davao City.

    SATMED will allow German Doctors to enhance healthcare provision and deliver accessible e-health services to remote communities on the island of Mindanao. German Doctors is one of the partner NGOs of SATMED during the ongoing pilot phase.

    SATMED can improve public health in developing countries by enabling multiple medical applications and tools integrated on a single platform over satellite broadband services. The solution was developed by SES Techcom Services, a wholly-owned subsidiary of SES, and is funded by the Luxembourg Government.

     

    The new SATMED solution deployed in Central Mindanao will enable German Doctors to provide better quality healthcare services when they visit remote villages. Using SATMED, teams can use portable devices such as tablets to collect the patients’ data. The data collected is then processed, aggregated and synchronised securely on SATMED’s cloud platform. SATMED’s text messaging functionality will allow doctors to keep tabs on large groups of patients living in remote villages, whose main form of contact with the outside world is through mobile phones. 

    SATMED will enable German Doctors to communicate with doctors and medical experts around the world via video conferencing. Training of local medical professionals via SATMED’s e-learning solutions will be another opportunity.

    “More than 200,000 people are living within the catchment area of the Buda Community Health Care Centre – about half of those coming from the indigenous population, who often have no access to medical care and whose lives are below the poverty line. German Doctors is committed to improving healthcare services for local communities, but poor terrestrial connectivity in rural locations poses obstacles in analysing and monitoring our patients’ health problems, accessing their medical records, providing follow up of care, and managing other areas of our outreach,” said Dietmar Schug Managing Director of German Doctors. “SATMED and its suite of medical applications opens up healthcare possibilities and boosts our efforts in making accessible, quality healthcare a reality for these remote communities.”

    “The implementation of SATMED – through satellite connectivity – makes digital imaging, e-learning and consultation, and other e-health solutions, available to the local medical community,” said Glen Tindall, Vice President of Sales, Asia-Pacific at SES. “Just as German Doctors’ work in Mindanao is vital to the local population, so is connectivity to the provision of quality healthcare, and we are proud to support German Doctors in bringing these much-needed health services closer to patients in rural locations.”

     

    For more information on SATMED deployment in the Philippines please visit: http://www.ses.com/22359292

     

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    Corporate Communications
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    Markus.Payer@ses.com

     

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    About SES

    SES (Euronext Paris and Luxembourg Stock Exchange: SESG) is the world-leading satellite operator with a fleet of more than 50 geostationary satellites. Focusing on value-added, end-to-end solutions in four key market verticals (video, enterprise, mobility and government), SES provides satellite communications services to broadcasters, content and internet service providers, and mobile and fixed network operators, as well as business and governmental organisations worldwide. SES stands for long-lasting business relationships, high-quality service and excellence in the satellite industry. The culturally diverse regional teams of SES are located around the globe and work closely with customers to meet their specific satellite bandwidth and service requirements.

    SES’s newest subsidiary, MX1, is one of the leading media service providers and offers a full suite of innovative digital video and media services. Augmented by SES’s stake in O3b Networks, a next generation satellite network combining the reach of satellite with the speed of fibre, SES significantly enhances and scales up existing video and data capabilities.

    Further information available at: www.ses.com

     

    About German Doctors

    German Doctors is a non-governmental organisation working internationally by sending volunteer doctors to projects in the Philippines, India, Bangladesh, Kenya and Sierra Leone. German Doctors is committed to a life of dignity by providing healthcare and education to vulnerable and disadvantaged people in the project regions. Preventative measures like feeding programmes or hygiene education are developed to improve patients’ long-term health situations. German Doctors grants help to everybody regardless of race, ethnic affiliation, religion, nationality, political belief or any other distinctions. The physicians work without remuneration for six weeks in their holidays or retirement. Since 1983, more than 3,000 physicians have worked voluntarily in more than 7,000 missions.

    Further information available at: www.german-doctors.de

  • Second SATMED deployment in Benin with NGO partner Fondation Follereau Luxembourg will treat Buruli Ulcer patients in Allada.

    LUXEMBOURG/BENIN, 8 June 2016 - SES S.A. (Euronext Paris and Luxembourg Stock Exchange: SESG), the world’s leading satellite operator, today announced the deployment of a SATMED e-health platform at Centre de Dépistage et de traitement de l’Ulcère de Buruli (CDTUB) in Allada, Benin, to improve awareness and healthcare.

    The SATMED e-health platform was conceived by SES Techcom Services, a wholly owned subsidiary of SES, and is funded by the Luxembourg Government and the Ministry for Cooperation and Humanitarian Action. The first deployment of SATMED in Benin successfully took place at the remote maternity hospital of Ahozonnoude in June 2015.

    The new satellite-based platform in Allada will be used by Fondation Follereau Luxembourg (FFL) to communicate with doctors and medical experts around the world, access online training tools, and establish facilities such as video conferencing, data collection and analysis. The deployment is part of FFL’s efforts to establish a consultation office at CDTUB – which treated more than 700 patients in 2015 – to improve communication between patients and medical staff, raising further awareness of tropical diseases.

     “We are pleased to partner with SES for this important project, which will allow early detection of symptoms in patients, significantly improving treatment and recovery rate,” said Violaine Alves, Project Manager at FFL. “Buruli Ulcer is often hard to detect by untrained people, particularly by the patients themselves or their parents, so raising awareness in the community with SATMED will be of utmost benefit.”

    SES Techcom Services CEO Gerhard Bethscheider added, “SATMED has already been deployed at a number of locations across Africa to improve the speed and quality of healthcare services. In remote locations such as CDTUB, satellite is often the only means of providing consistent communication between sites, and we are proud to have been able to provide our solution to FFL in Allada.”

    For more information about SATMED, please visit: http://www.ses.com/20513923/SATMED-ehealth-platform


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    Markus Payer
    Corporate Communications
    Tel. +352 710 725 500
    Markus.Payer@ses.com

     

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    About SES

    SES (NYSE Euronext Paris and Luxembourg Stock Exchange: SESG) is a world-leading satellite operator with a fleet of more than 50 geostationary satellites. The company provides satellite communications services to broadcasters, content and internet service providers, mobile and fixed network operators and business and governmental organisations worldwide.

    SES stands for long-lasting business relationships, high-quality service and excellence in the satellite industry. The culturally diverse regional teams of SES are located around the globe and work closely with customers to meet their specific satellite bandwidth and service requirements.

    SES holds a participation in O3b Networks, a next generation satellite network combining the reach of satellite with the speed of fibre.

    Further information is available at: www.ses.com  

     

    About SES Techcom Services

    SES Techcom Services is a 100% owned affiliate of SES, the world-leading satellite operator with a fleet of over 50 geostationary satellites, providing integrated end-to-end satellite solutions and operational services tailored to customers’ needs worldwide.

    Services offered by SES Techcom Services, which is ISO 9001 certified, include the design and delivery of ground infrastructure and operational services, VSAT networks, broadband connectivity and turnkey teleport solutions. It also develops innovative solutions for e-government, e-health and e-education, as well as applications for worldwide emergency satellite communications.

    Further information under www.ses.com/techcom

  • SES partners with CURE International to provide enhanced health services at children’s hospital.

    NIAMEY, 22 April 2016 - SES S.A. (NYSE Euronext Paris and Luxembourg Stock Exchange: SESG), one of the world’s leading satellite operators, announced today the deployment of SATMED, a satellite-based e-health platform, at the CURE Hospital for Children in Niger, to  enhance healthcare in rural and remote regions in Niger.

    The SATMED e-health platform was conceived by SES Techcom Services, a wholly owned subsidiary of SES, and is funded by the Luxembourg Government and the Ministry for Cooperation and Humanitarian Action. The satellite-based communication solution aims to improve public health in developing countries by enabling multiple medical applications and tools to operate collectively on a single platform.

    SATMED will enable CURE Niger to establish communications with national and international doctors to receive medical counselling.  Patients can be remotely diagnosed by experts thousands of miles away, doctors and nurses can improve their knowledge through online courses or life sessions, and lives can be saved through easy access to necessary information available anywhere via the internet.

    The CURE Hospital for Children in Niger specialises in the surgical treatment of children with disabilities. These children suffer from a variety of different orthopaedic and congenital conditions, such as clubfoot, cleft lip and burn contractures. Since the hospital opened in October 2010, well over 3,000 life-changing surgeries and over 10,000 patient consultations have been performed, both at the hospital and in mobile clinics throughout the country.

    "CURE International is very proud to partner with SES and with the government of Luxembourg on this important initiative, which will help bring access to healthcare closer to those who live in remote areas of Niger. Our participation in the SATMED programme will help us better serve our patients, as we seek to offer them healing and hope for a better future," said Josh Korn, Executive Director at CURE Niger.

    “We are very pleased with the way SATMED is overcoming the barriers often faced in deployment of health services across Africa, where terrestrial infrastructures may be lacking or even non-existent. By combining state-of-the-art satellite connectivity and cloud computing, patients at CURE Niger are now able to be remotely diagnosed by medical experts thousands of miles away. Thanks to satellite technology, we are now in a position to assist in improving both the speed and quality of healthcare services in rural and remote regions, contributing to change on a much wider scale,” said Ibrahima Guimba-Saidou, Senior Vice President of SES Commercial in Africa.

    For more information on SATMED please visit: http://www.ses.com/20513923/SATMED-ehealth-platform


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    Markus Payer
    SES Corporate Communications
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    Markus.Payer@ses.com

     

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    About SES

    SES (NYSE Euronext Paris and Luxembourg Stock Exchange: SESG) is a world-leading satellite operator with a fleet of more than 50 geostationary satellites. The company provides satellite communications services to broadcasters, content and internet service providers, mobile and fixed network operators and business and governmental organisations worldwide.

    SES stands for long-lasting business relationships, high-quality service and excellence in the satellite industry. The culturally diverse regional teams of SES are located around the globe and work closely with customers to meet their specific satellite bandwidth and service requirements.

    SES holds a participation in O3b Networks, a next generation satellite network combining the reach of satellite with the speed of fibre.

    Further information is available at: www.ses.com  

     

    About CURE Niger

    CURE Niger is the only hospital in Niger offering specialty surgical care for physically disabled children with a variety of conditions. As such, the hospital’s impact is extensive. CURE Niger serves children locally, throughout every region of the country, and from neighbouring countries.

    Since opening its doors in 2010, CURE Niger has been dedicated to treating disabling conditions such as clubfoot, burn contractures, cleft lips and palates, and other deformities. The hospital’s reputation as a centre of excellence is evidenced by the increasing number of patients arriving for treatment every year.

    Further information available at: https://cure.org/niger/

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