Globe donates tools to Unicef-A A +A
Tuesday, January 14, 2014
GLOBE Telecom has donated P1 million worth of prepaid load and 200 mobile phones to the United Nations International Children’s Fund (Unicef) for the provision of quality health services to mothers and their newborn children particularly those in geographically-isolated and disadvantaged areas.
The donation will be used for the Real-time Community Health and Information Tracking System or rChits which was initially launched in 10 off-grid areas to aid in information management and treatment response efficiency. Globe is the official telecom and ICT partner of the rChits program led by UNESCO, Australian Aid, and UP Manila National Telehealth Center.
Chits has three components: Chits, an electronic medical record system for maternal care; mReports, a software installed in mobile devices which serves as a portable medical reporting system; and LGU Dashboard, a graphical web interface that allows local chief executives to make evidence-based decisions on health care delivery.
“Lack of access to health and medical services is one of the identified causes for the increase of maternal and child mortality rate especially in remote areas, often due to insufficient number of health workers and lack of transportation. Thus, as a leader in ICT and having a mobile network that best serves the areas where rChits is being implemented, we want to utilize our strength to help address this issue,” said Fernando Esguerra, OIC, Globe Corporate Social Responsibility. (PR)
Published in the Sun.Star Cebu newspaper on January 15, 2014.