"Ebola Info" mobile app developer explains challenges on the ground

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Brahima Sanou. ITU

Mobile telephone applications have been used in the past to coordinate disaster management relief and now they're proving their worth in the fight against Ebola.

Developed by the International Telecommunications Union, the "Ebola Info" sharing mobile application is a free resource offering up-to-date information and maps.

It's aimed at affected communities and health workers who can use the app to interact with other medical professionals to compare notes and track the epidemic's progress.

The person responsible for the app is ITU's Development Bureau Director Brahima Sanou.

He explained to Daniel Johnson why the technology is so important and the challenges it brings.

Duration:  4’28″

 

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