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Airtel Ghana to use its 3.75G broadband network to disseminate information to 65,000 people on Tuberculosis

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AirtelAirtel Ghana has partnered the National Tuberculosis Control Programme to carry out a population based survey in assessing tuberculosis disease prevalence in Ghana with its 3.75G broadband network to the 65,000 people targeted for the survey.

The main objective of the survey is to gain a better understanding of the burden of disease caused by Tuberculosis (TB) in Ghana and to identify ways by which TB control can be improved.

In a press release issued June 20, 2013, Dr. Frank Addae Bonsu, Programme Manager for the National Tuberculosis Control Programme told Airtel Officials in a meeting that, they were using the E-Medicine procedure which was strictly internet based and it is the first of its kind in Africa.

According to him, “the programme is currently training representatives from over 20 African countries to enable them migrate from analogue to digital since Ghana is the only country using the digital procedure.”

By Dorcas Appiah

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