Wired: Uganda Wireless Health-Care Aid
Apr 02, 2003, 13:00 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Leander Kahney)
"A Boston nonprofit has ambitious plans to build a nationwide,
wireless computing network for Uganda's impoverished health-care
system. The project will be built 'on the cheap' using the
country's existing cell-phone network, Palm handhelds and new
battery-powered, wireless Linux servers.
"Satellife, a nonprofit organization specializing in medical
technology, hopes the network will significantly improve health
care in the poor West African country, which is a little more than
91,000 square miles -- or about the size of the United Kingdom.
Uganda only has 1,120 miles of paved road, compared to the United
Kingdom's 230,000 miles of covered roads..."