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Cisco Impact Area | Critical Human Needs and Disaster Relief

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Breaking Down Barriers to Children’s Healthcare in Brazil
Last week, Cisco launched its newest CSR program – Connected Healthy Children – Brazil. Much of the Brazilian population lives far away from major cities, so distance can pose a real barrier for children who need specialized medical care. For example, 41 percent of all...
Nov 12, 2013 8:45 AM ET
Cisco Employees Working Together to Solve the World’s #1 Health Risk
Hunger is the world’s #1 health risk, with 1 in 7 people going hungry worldwide. Hunger kills more people every year than AIDS, malaria, and tuberculosis combined. Close to 900 million people do not have enough to eat and 98 percent of them live in developing countries. Even in developed countries like the United States, 15 percent of households are food insecure, meaning its members have...
Nov 11, 2013 10:45 AM ET
Being Boring in the Water Sector Pays Off
A portion of this blog was originally published on WASHfunders.org  Data isn’t sexy. It doesn’t have the emotional appeal of water flowing from a hand pump for the first time into a child’s waiting hands. Nor does it have the “going viral” potential of ...
Oct 29, 2013 10:45 AM ET
Video-Equipped Mobile Clinics Bring City Doctors to Clinics
Today, the Wall Street Journal featured a video on Cisco’s Connecting Sichuan program, which revitalized healthcare with technology in Sichuan Province after a massive earthquake in 2008. The program included mobile clinics equipped with Cisco videoconferencing technology and uplinks. Today these clinics...
Oct 23, 2013 6:00 PM ET
Cisco Technology Allows for Virtual Visits with Medical Specialists
Amanda Spencer’s young son, Jonathan, needs specialty medical care that isn’t available in the family’s hometown of Monterey, California. But through Cisco HealthPresence technology, Amanda and Jonathan can meet with a pediatric urologist at Stanford University, 80 miles away, without even leaving Monterey. “In Monterey, it’s a small town and we really don’t have enough children in the...
Oct 23, 2013 4:15 PM ET

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