Rwanda: US$149,500 to be invested for ICT in education by Samsung, Intel

The Government of Rwanda has found a helping hand with its efforts to boost the ICT access in the country. Gobal firms Intel and Samsung have donated an assortment of solar powered computers and and internet connectivity in a number of schools in developing countries, including Rwanda. The primary focus of the two firms will be the education sector. Read more here.

Health eVillages to launch new mHealth effort in Haiti

Health eVillages is the name of the global programme by Physicians Interactive’s Donato Tramuto and the Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice & Human Rights. Its HERO initiative (Health eVillages College Outreach) will soon be placing nursing educators to help clinicians in Haiti build capacities in the mHealth sector. Read more here.

Mexico: Pregnant women with gestational diabetes to now use mHealth

As many as 18 per cent of pregnant women in Mexico are likely to contract gestational diabetes. To help the women at risk, a new mHealth programme has been launched by the Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation and Project HOPE. This programme will provide timely education and management information to the women. Through this effort, the organizations hope to reach as many as 1000 women in the lowest income bracket. Read more here.

Myanmar: Cisco and USAID partner to support ICT development

Myanmar is soon to see a boost in ICT capacity building and training as Cisco and USAID have partnered to provide ICT skills training in the country’s emerging and underserved market. While locations have not been finalised, Cisco has committed to donating lab equipment, as well as providing career skills training for up to 15 university faculty staff to support the programme. Read more here.

India: Piramal Foundation collaborates with Karnataka government to scale access to telemedicine

The Piramal Foundation’s Swasthya Project HMRI (Health Management and Research Institute) has signed an agreement with the state government of Karnataka to provide telehealth services to citizens through information helpline services. This project will be called “Arogya Vani” and is targeted to help poor people living in rural communties. It will connect people with basic information regarding their connections as well as basic care available to them locally. Read more here.