September 22, 2012

Cambodians fighting malaria with SMS and Google Earth

Malaria kills hundreds of thousands of people every year, but the National Ministry of Health in Cambodia is trying to do something about it. In an effort to wipe out malaria by 2025, they're using technology to help them out. [via Google Earth Blog]

quotemarksright.jpgThey have 230 volunteers in four proviences that send text messages to regional malaria workers so they can help the patient get intervention and treatment quickly. In addition, the system maps cases in Google Earth so they can map trends and respond appropriately.quotesmarksleft.jpg

Watch their video on YouTube, which explains the entire process.

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