As part of IBM’s Corporate Service Corps (CSC) initiative, IBMers get sent around the world to work on community-driven development projects at the intersection of business, technology and society.
One such project in Nigeria involved developing a network of free healthcare facilities located in remote villages for the purpose of reducing mortality rates among infants and pregnant mothers.
In the first phase of Project HOPE, IBMers helped to implement technology that would enable Nigerians to get access to free healthcare no matter which remote clinic they visit. The clinics each have servers, networked in a cloud computing environment, with fingerprint reader cards to ensure that the medical records for each of the mothers and children is accurate and complete, giving medical practitioners better information.
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