Blue chip companies join forces with UN to provide better healthcare

Friday, November 1, 2013

Global pharmaceutical, communications and technology companies – including BT – have joined together with the UN, governments and NGOs to launch the One Million Community Health Workers, 1MCHW, campaign to use communications technology to deliver significantly better healthcare to sub-Saharan Africa’s rural poor.

Through ICT-enabled healthcare solutions, community health workers will give people in rural areas access to sophisticated medical resources where there is little or no access to the most fundamental aspects of modern medicine. As well as providing basic treatments and preventative care, health workers will embrace the power of digital connections to keep track of disease outbreaks and overall public health, and offer a vital link between under-served people and the primary health care system.

Source: The Guardian (link opens in a new window)

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