A recognition of COMSATS Telehealth (CTH) has come in the form of an honorable mention during the fifth ICTD Mountain Development Awards 2018 of The International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD), Nepal. The winners of this year’s ICT Awards were announced on the International Mountain Day, the 11 December 2018. This award recognizes innovations, uses, and applications in Information and Communications Technology for Development (ICTD). CTH was one of twenty submissions for this year’s award. Twenty-one submissions had been received from this year’s awards that included individuals, NGOs, universities, governments, donor-funded projects, private sector entities providing ICT-enabled innovations and good practices.
CTH was recognized for its efforts to enhance the access to healthcare to the people of mountainous regions within Pakistan through Telemedicine and also to utilize ICTs for capacity building of local staff and health care professionals. The two winners were Biodiversity Portal, Bhutan, and Restoring livelihood in earthquake-affected districts of Nepal.