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+ - Using Smartphones To Fight Malaria->

Kilrah_il writes: With a million deaths attributed to it annually, Malaria is still a major health problem in some parts of the world, especially sub-Saharan Africa. Recently, HP and the non-profit organization Ping (Positive Innovation for the Next Generation) have teamed to help the people of Botswana to fight Malaria with Smartphones. "The program works by equipping healthcare workers in different regions with smartphones (Palm Pre 2) and access to the cloud. As they encounter cases of malaria, they can access a database on the cloud and send details about the outbreak, including pictures, notes, and map coordinates." With the program proving successful, the plan is now to spread its use to other diseases and countries.
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