22Oct 2020

The following paper was written by Rifat Latifi, MD, FACS and published in the Bulletin of the American College of Surgeons. Telemedicine has the potential to provide rapid, safe, and high-quality care, but these virtual clinical services did not take center stage until the coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. In fact, the pandemic may well be […]

24Aug 2020

The following study was published through Mary Ann Liebert, Inc. Publishers. Background:Telemedicine systems increase access to care, particularly in remote and developing countries. Nationwide telemedicine programs in Cabo Verde and Albania have been built by the International Virtual e-Hospital Foundation (IVeH) and based on the effective Initiate-Build-Operate-Transfer (IBOT) strategy. The aim of this study was […]

01Oct 2019

The International Virtual e-Hospital Foundation (IVeH) (www.iveh.org)  has been working for last 20 years in Kosova, where it created the first telemedicine program in the Balkans. Now, the IVeH is proud to have engaged with local surgical organizations and local health authorities to establish the Kosova College of Surgeons (KCS).  IVeH is implementing this project […]

05Jan 2019

The Kosova College of Surgeons (KCS) has been established as a scientific and advocacy body that will lead the advancement of the discipline of surgery in Kosova. The  KCS will be modeled on the famed American College of Surgeons (ACS). The Kosova College of Surgeons is a non-profit scientific and educational association of surgeons that […]

01Dec 2017

Dr. Latifi was recently honored by the Westchester County Business Journal with a Doctors of Distinction award in the No Land Too Far category, recognizing his efforts to bring advanced medicine to people around the world VALHALLA, N.Y. (November 27, 2017) – While many physicians travel around the globe to treat patients in underdeveloped nations, […]

28Dec 2016

The Republic of Cabo Verde[1] is an island country consisting of an archipelago of 10 main islands and several smaller islands and islets. It is located 570 km of the coast of Western Africa, and is culturally contiguous with West African sub-Sahara countries. The country covers an area of 4,033 km2 and is home to […]

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