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Intel Brings Healthcare Program to Emerging Countries

1Mx15 Health Program in Sri Lanka provides tech training and multimedia content delivery platform to healthcare workers

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Intel Brings New Healthcare Program to Emerging Countries: News Release

News Highlights
• Introduces Intel’s 1Mx15 Health Program which will bring technology training to 1 million healthcare workers in developing countries by the end of 2015
• Includes the Intel skoool™ Healthcare Education Platforms that provides anytime anywhere multimedia content delivery and an assessment platform
• Sri Lanka will be the first country to take part in Intel’s 1MX15 Health Program and adopt the Intel skoool™ Healthcare Education Platform

New York, Sept. 23, 2011–Intel announced the 1Mx15 Health Program which will bring ICT training to one million healthcare workers in developing countries by the end of 2015. The program will enable healthcare workers with technology, education tools and 21st century ICT skills to help accelerate progress toward better health primarily for women and children. In collaboration with governments, private industry, development communities and academia the program will establish various country initiatives to increase the availability, affordability and usage of computers, and broadband.

As part of this program, Intel created The Intel skoool™ Healthcare Education Platform that provides an anytime anywhere multi-media content delivery and assessment platform. The platform is designed to help the need for health education and capacity building of the healthcare workforce in developing countries. It will have an open access license with no charge.

Sri Lanka will be the first country to deploy the Intel skoool™ Healthcare Education Platform designed for the educational needs of healthcare workers and students in their country.

“Sri Lanka has taken some unique steps that other countries could emulate,” said the government of Sri Lanka. “Some of these projects have already commenced at grassroots level through collaborations with industry partners such as Intel.”

Read the full Intel Brings New Healthcare Program to Emerging Countries News Release.