HP Fights Malaria, Will Assist Botswana Health Care Units

Making another significant leap in offering its services in the domain of health care services, Hewlett-Packard, the largest computer maker in the world has announced on Monday that it is going to assist Botswana’s health-care units to fights against malaria - the disease that takes thousands of lives each year in the country.

According to the company, it will be equipping the doctors and nurses in the African nations with the Palm Pre 2 Smartphone, and an application through which they can collect vital information regarding malaria outbreaks.

The integrated app will feature GPS, pictures, audio and video information, which can be both be saved and visually monitored in an extensive database.

The new offering, which will be implemented over a year long period on trial basis, is aimed at providing some much needed help to the doctors and officials in the country to take all necessary measures as soon as it starts spreading through a region.

“H.P. recognizes the transformative power of applying mobile and cloud technology to advance health care in both developing and developed markets,” Gabriele Zedlmayer, the vice president at H.P. in the office of global social innovation said.