Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Ericsson joins new UN initiative to bring digital-health benefits to Africa -
Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC: 10.00, -0.30, -2.91%) is joining forces with the United Nations Office for Partnerships to use telecommunications to bring
mobile-health applications and services (m-health) and telemedicine to rural Africa.

As the leading telecom provider, Ericsson will use its expertise to spearhead the initiative's technology
stream, and will explore the use of mobile communications to deliver telemedicine to rural communities, to help to improve
access to and delivery of emergency and general health services, assist with disease surveillance and control, enhance the
collection of basic health data such as birth and death registration, and deliver mobile learning to health workers in remote
areas. Ericsson's experience in India and Bangladesh shows that even people with an average income of USD 1.25 per day can
have access to medical care with the help of mobile connectivity. ......

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