Wednesday
February 1
2017

Wipro and PATH Announce Partnership to Improve Health in Developing Countries

Wipro Limited (NYSE: WIT, BSE: 507685, NSE: WIPRO), a leading global information technology, consulting and business process services company, and PATH, an international nonprofit organization and global leader in health and innovation, focused on improving health care, especially for women and children, today announced a partnership. Wipro and PATH will partner to improve health outcomes in developing countries in Africa and Asia Pacific by collaborating on information and technology systems that accelerate progress on health innovations in low-resource environments.

As part of the engagement, PATH and Wipro will co-create a platform for PATH’s global health programs that makes more effective and efficient use of data from internal and external sources, spurring insights to accelerate ongoing global health efforts. The collaboration will strengthen PATH’s ability to harness entrepreneurial ingenuity, scientific expertise, and community knowledge to disrupt the cycle of poor health and tackle global health problems such as malaria.

Jeffrey Heenan Jalil, Senior Vice-President and Global Head, Healthcare, Life Sciences & Services, Wipro Limited said, “We are delighted to partner with PATH to improve health in developing countries. We see this as a socially impactful opportunity to apply our experience and expertise in technological innovation to solve real-world health problems in resource-challenged corners of the world. This partnership will deepen our understanding of country-level needs so that we can develop digital strategies that take into account the complexities and nuances of global health work. Partnering with PATH to support the development of lifesaving technologies and strengthen health systems is a way for us to make a meaningful impact on people’s lives.”

Government health agencies, public health professionals, nongovernmental organizations, and health care, pharmaceutical, and medical device manufacturers are increasingly dependent on the effective use of information to create global health solutions. It is the challenge of creating high-impact technology solutions to eliminate health disparities and improve the lives of the most vulnerable that has inspired the collaboration between Wipro and PATH.

Elaine Gibbons, executive director, Global Corporate Engagement, PATH, said, “It is clear that achieving the Sustainable Development Goals will require significant cross-sector collaboration. PATH is developing very targeted partnerships to help us solve critical social challenges, and the technology sector is particularly critical to this. We are delighted to be partnering with Wipro to innovate solutions and create both social and business value.”

About Wipro Limited

Wipro Limited (NYSE: WIT, BSE: 507685, NSE: WIPRO) is a leading information technology, consulting and business process services company that delivers solutions to enable its clients do business better. Wipro delivers winning business outcomes through its deep industry experience and a 360-degree view of “Business through Technology.” By combining digital strategy, customer centric design, advanced analytics and product engineering approach, Wipro helps its clients create successful and adaptive businesses. A company recognized globally for its comprehensive portfolio of services, strong commitment to sustainability and good corporate citizenship, Wipro has a dedicated workforce of over 170,000, serving clients across 6 continents. For more information, please visit www.wipro.com.

About PATH

PATH is the leader in global health innovation. An international nonprofit organization, PATH saves lives and improves health, especially among women and children. PATH accelerates innovation across five platforms—vaccines, drugs, diagnostics, devices, and system and service innovations—that harness our entrepreneurial insight, scientific and public health expertise, and passion for health equity. By mobilizing partners around the world, PATH takes innovation to scale, working alongside countries primarily in Africa and Asia to tackle their greatest health needs. With these key partners, PATH delivers measurable results that disrupt the cycle of poor health. Learn more at www.path.org.

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Source: Press Release (link opens in a new window)

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global health, healthcare technology