Healthcare Breakthrough: Innovation Coalition Supports 'Last Mile' Of Care In Underserved Regions

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Healthcare Breakthrough: Innovation Coalition Supports 'Last Mile' Of Care In Underserved Regions

By Susan Galer, SAP
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On @Forbes: @SAP uses #bigdata innovation & #CSR to fight infectious diseases @sapcsr #ebola #malaria #HIV http://t.co/U5cvi3K3nw
Monday, February 23, 2015 - 12:55pm

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In Uganda, the donation of a simple mosquito net can mean the difference between life and death to the family of Sarah Namugosa, a pregnant woman recently recovered from Malaria. In Brazil, riders on motorbikes bring live-saving pest control solutions to isolated and typically overlooked rural and urban neighborhoods. In other parts of Africa, healthcare workers are using advanced software algorithms to speed up diagnosis and treatment of Ebola patients. Real-time data collected on dashboards allows policymakers to quickly track the spread of the disease in real-time across villages and take steps to control outbreaks.

Spotlighted in this video, these are just some of the healthcare breakthroughs coming to fruition via unique public/private partnerships worldwide. The need for help is acute. Despite advances in modern medicine, infectious diseases continue taking a staggering toll. HIV/AIDs have claimed 25 million lives since 1981. Although treatable, tuberculosis and malaria persist.  In 2013, infectious diseases caused over 60 percent of childhood deaths, and more than half a million children died from malaria. In 2014 the Ebola epidemic took over 8,500 lives and sickened over 21,000 people.

Continue reading the original article on Forbes about SAP helping the Global Fund fight diseases >>

Original source: Forbes

Keywords: Health & Healthcare | HIV | Infectious Disease | Innovation & Technology | Malaria | Real-time data collection | SAP | csr | ebola | healthcare breakthrough | spread of disease

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