Thursday, December 10, 2009

South Africa implements Geo taging for HIV treatment

A great example of the use of geo mapping techniques comes from South Africa where

Vodacom’s the Grid, South Africa’s first location-based mobile social network available to everyone who has a WAP-enabled cellphone, has mapped out close to 11 000 HIV-related support services covering prevention, treatment and support across South Africa.

According to the report from the country's media update

This initiative sees the Grid partnering with the HIV-911 programme – a comprehensive guide of HIV and AIDS related support services in South Africa. The main objective of the programme is to ensure that information about HIV support services are accessible to all South Africans. HIV-911 is funded by United States Agency for International Development / President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief through the Foundation for Professional Development.

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