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September 11, 2013

Send an email, help give access to life-saving technology

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Technology has revolutionized the way healthcare is delivered across rural Sub-Saharan Africa. Community Health Workers are connecting to patient records, accessing expert advice, receiving emergency calls and giving families vital information through Public Service Announcements: all through a smartphone. This technology is no longer a helpful addition, but an integral and necessary part of the successful delivery of health services in areas far from the nearest health centre.

Through the great work of the ITU/UNESCO Broadband Commission for Digital Development, broadband is now reaching the most rural parts of the world. However, data charges can sometimes limit full use of these services. 

The 1 Million Community Health Worker Campaign is calling for a major scale-up of these health workers in Sub-Saharan Africa to meet the health related Millennium Development Goals. We need to make sure that these health workers are able to harness this life-saving technology.

Send the email below to the Broadband Commission* and to the industry leaders to support the 1 Million Community Health Workers Campaign by providing free data, airtime, smartphones, or other support for Community Health Workers to help reach the Millennium Development Goals by 2015.

* The Broadband Commission is a network of some of the bigger players in he telecommunications industry.


1) Send the email below. ( 5 points)

2) Click here to Tweet at the Broadband Commission! 

Tags: health


Alicia Yang

4/16/2014 1:31:25 PM

Whats the email?

Gillian Wylie

4/16/2014 8:31:33 AM


Amber Lynn

4/4/2014 10:30:01 AM

What is tthe worst worst country in the world?

Grace Zwimba

4/3/2014 7:16:16 AM

Am I supposed to post my email address here or send some email to someone? I can't find the email I'm supposed to send so what do I do? How do I help out?

Anisa Khatun

3/15/2014 12:54:26 PM


Manjot Sihra

3/14/2014 11:58:09 AM

do you guys know how to send the email written above?

Maha Takrouri

3/13/2014 9:48:28 AM

Maha.chucky@gmai.com , :') i hope i'm helping someone out there

Barbara Spasevska

3/12/2014 1:52:26 PM

my email: spasevska1620@gmail.com

Catherine Howarth

3/12/2014 12:43:46 PM

Excellent cause!

Jeslyn Yeo

3/12/2014 6:30:35 AM

Well done!!

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