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January 09, 2019

Nine years old and scared, Bethlehem had to drop out of school. She had a skin condition which could not be diagnosed by local physicians. After many trips to health center with no answers, a telemedicine nurse in our project, Hiwot, uploaded Bethlehem’s case on the app “Tele-Medicus,” a simple telemedicine network where hard to diagnose conditions can be looked over by partnering physicians. The case was reviewed by our partners at The Addis Clinic where the physician was finally diagnosed Bethlehem with a case of severe ringworm of the scalp. The Addis Clinic prescribed the right medicine which was used to treat Bethlehem. Because of this, Bethlehem was able to heal quickly! She is now a healthy, happy girl who has been able to return to school!