Vodacom Tanzania donates SMS printers in fight against AIDS

Friday 30 November 2012 | 14:05 CET | News
Vodacom Tanzania said it is donating SMS Printer devices to enable mothers and medical specialists to test newborns on their HIV status, as part of efforts to curb the spread of HIV and AIDS. The devices, donated by Vodacom Foundation at a cost of TZS 98 million, are expected to assist in increasing early enrolment of HIV-positive infants into care and treatment. Yessaya Mwakifulefule, Head of Vodacom Foundation, said that parents and guardians will be able to receive the HIV test results of their newborns via text messages that will be directly sent to dispensaries and health centres.

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Categories: Mobile & Wireless
Companies: Vodacom Tanzania
Countries: Tanzania, United Republic of
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