Project HOPE, a global health and disaster relief organization and AT&T, have teamed up to save lives in the developing world.
Both organizations are taking on pneumonia, a killer of young children in Africa, by going inside factories in Cambodia to treat expectant mothers.
With support from AT&T, HOPE has developed the innovative INSPIRE pediatric device, an electronic aid that will help health workers make swift and accurate early diagnoses of pneumonia and save lives.
"AT&T has long been committed to improving health systems," said Dr. Geeta Nayyar, chief medical information officer for AT&T. "Through the application of innovative technology we can help build healthier lives for children in developing countries who don't have access to the type of medical care they deserve. We are delighted to be involved with an organization like Project HOPE that is making such a deep impact around the world."
Pneumonia is the number one killer of children under five in the developing world, and Project HOPE has developed a pioneering device that could make dramatic strides in diagnosing a disease that claims more young victims than AIDS, malaria and measles combined.
In Cambodia, HOPE's HealthWorks, supported in part by a $75,000 grant from AT&T, is providing women with affordable and accessible quality health services inside five textile factories in Cambodia.
AT&T has supported Project HOPE's global health programs and disaster relief efforts for almost three decades.
"There is still much work to be done and our commitment to helping underserved communities remains steadfast," said Geeta Naayar at AT&T.
For more information, visit: www.projecthope.org