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Korea telecom to help Ghana fight epidemic diseases

23 November 2018 | News

The Korean telecom leader has signed an agreement on the use of Big Data in preventing infectious diseases with the Ghana Health Service.

Image credit- taarifa.rw

Image credit- taarifa.rw

South Korea’s largest telecommunications company, KT Corporation has signed a historic deal with Ghana to fight epidemics in Africa and other parts of the world with the company’s innovative technology.

The Korean telecom leader has signed an agreement on the use of Big Data in preventing infectious diseases with the Ghana Health Service. Attendees at the signing ceremony in Accra, Ghana, included Yoon Jong-Jin, KT’s senior executive vice president in charge of public relations and Dr. Anthony Nsiah Asare, director-general of Ghana Health Service (GHS).

KT’s disease prevention system analyzes location-based information including roaming data that it collects, uses the data to guide its customers on preventing epidemics, and builds a monitoring system that helps health authorities assess infection risk at the initial stage of an outbreak.

Based on the project’s success, KT is seeking collaboration with foreign governments and international organizations on the use of Big Data and information technology in preventing the spread of infectious diseases.

 

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