September 29

Amazon Web Services Launches $40 Million Initiative That Aims To Reduce Health Inequities

By Charlotte Schubert

Amazon Web Services will provide $40 million in credits and technical support over three years for organizations working to enhance health and reduce inequities in care.

“Applying modern technology to health systems is not a silver bullet to ending health inequity,” said Max Peterson, Amazon’s vice president of worldwide public sector at AWS, in a statement. “But it can speed health research and innovation, level the playing field for accessing care, help deliver trusted information to people when and where they need it, streamline supply chains, and more.”

The new global program, announced Monday, will operate in parallel to another launched in early 2020 to support COVID-19 diagnostics research and development. AWS has supported 87 organizations in 17 countries through that program, the AWS Diagnostic Development Initiative.

Photo courtesy of USAID Ethiopia.

Source: GeekWire (link opens in a new window)

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