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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

  • 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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    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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    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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    SES Corporate Communications
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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/

  • The donated antenna installed on the Emirates floating hospital ship is connecting doctors in Bangladesh.

    LUXEMBOURG, 12 April 2016 - SES S.A. (NYSE Euronext Paris and Luxembourg Stock Exchange: SESG), announced today the signature of a VSAT antenna donation agreement with FRIENDSHIP Luxembourg NGO donated by SES Techcom Services, a wholly-owned subsidiary of SES.

    SES Techcom Services recently partnered with FRIENDSHIP in Bangladesh to install its state-of-the-art maritime VSAT antennas and to deploy SATMED, the satellite-based e-health platform, on three FRIENDSHIP hospital ships: 'Lifebuoy Friendship Hospital', 'Emirates Friendship Hospital' and 'Rongdhonu Friendship Hospital' (formerly the Rainbow Warrior II).

    The antenna installed on the Emirates Friendship Hospital' is a donation to FRIENDSHIP by SES. The newly-deployed e-health platform will enable healthcare workers on FRIENDSHIP floating hospitals to connect to doctors and gain access to medical knowledge from around the world, provide medical counselling to marginalised communities through telemedicine, provide e–learning services and efficiently manage communications across their teams.

    “Our SATMED deployment in Bangladesh is particularly notable, because the population is living in an extremely remote and inaccessible area,” said Gerhard Bethscheider, Managing Director of SES Techcom Services. “These communities are completely isolated from any kind of connectivity and we have attempted to change this by partnering with FRIENDSHIP to deploy SATMED on their hospital ships using maritime VSATs. After implementing SATMED platform tools and services, the ship hospitals – via satellite connectivity – will be able to support and facilitate work in the areas of e-care, e-learning, e-surveillance, e-health management, and digital imaging.”

    “This partnership is a great illustration of how satellite technology can benefit humanitarian initiatives,” said Marc Elvinger, Chairman of FRIENDSHIP Luxembourg. “With FRIENDSHIP’s innovative healthcare model and the SATMED connectivity, patients can now be remotely diagnosed by experts thousands of miles away, and doctors and nurses can improve their knowledge through online courses or life sessions. Lives can be saved and changed through easy access to necessary information available anywhere via the internet.”


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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 FRIENDSHIP

    Friendship operates in Bangladesh since 2001, under the direction of its Founder and Executive Director, Runa Khan.

    The organisation provides support to the most marginalised communities living in the remote riverine areas of Bangladesh. Its holistic programmes cover Health, Education, Good Governance, Sustainable Economic Development, Disaster Preparedness, Emergency Relief and Disaster Preparedness as well as Cultural Preservation. Friendship's action is based on five fundamental values: Dignity, Hope, Justice, Integrity and Quality. The Luxembourg based entity of Friendship, the first to have been incorporated outside Bangladesh, was set up in 2006.

    www.friendship-bd.org

    www.friendship.lu

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