Fight against Ebola: Smartphones to better detect the virus
Last November, the Bluezone Kaloum provided the framework for the configuration of 600 smartphones. Ousmane Camara, Blueambassadeur mobilized 20 blueliners for the occasion. With the Wi-Fi connection and the infrastructure of the Bluezone, they were able to set 600 smartphones in a single day.
Columbia University, New York (United States) made available to Guinea 1000 Smartphones to assist in screening the virus through its partnership with the National Ebola Coordination Cell.
The objective of this project funded by the Guinean government and its partners (UNFPA, Earth Institute, Sony Ericsson …) is to make available to monitoring agents, smartphones that will enable them to relay real-time information on potential suspected cases in order to support them faster and in the best conditions.
According to Beth ZEHE, Head of the Health Program at Columbia University, the 5 municipalities in the Capital are already covered by the project. “These thousand configured phones will serve the cities in the interior of the country,” she says. She also thanked the Bluezone for the provision of its 20 Blueliners, the facilities and solutions that have eased the rapid configuration of said smartphones.