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Samsung Donates 3000 Smartphones To Help Fight Ebola

 


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Samsung Electronics has agreed to donate 3,000 Galaxy S3 Neo Smartphones to help fight Ebola in africa. The OEM announced that The devices will be channeled through the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Human Affairs (OCHA) , which will then be distributed to 60 different health clinics in Guinea , Liberia And Sierra Leone.

Once the smartphones have been distributed , the health workers will then install the UN’s Smart Health Pro application and According to Samsung, this app will provide medical staff with tools to treat patients and collect medical records. Quarantined patients can also place calls to families with the devices.

The smartphones will be destroyed once the virus outbreak has subsided. Samsung is also supporting various efforts to defeat Ebola in Africa, including providing financial support for the purchase of hazmat suits in Ghana and distribution of hand sanitisers in the
Democratic Republic of Congo, as well as launching an Ebola SMS text service in South Africa.

via : itnewsafrica

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