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Wired: Uganda Wireless Health-Care Aid

Apr 02, 2003, 13:00 (2 Talkback[s])
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"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..."

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