Commitment to Action

Bridging the Communications Gap in the Lake Tanganyika Basin

Commitment by

WAVE (Water Based Aid, Value And Engagement)

In 2012, Lake Tanganyika Floating Health Clinic (LTFHC) committed to expanding its pilot communications network into the Moba and Kalémie territories of the Democratic Republic of the Congo and the Rukwa and Kigoma regions of Tanzania. Residents living across these regions in the Lake Tanganyika basin are not receiving adequate health care because the centers intended to serve them are cut off from their respective health systems infrastructure. To address this issue, LTFHC will install 61 High Frequency Long Wave Radios at health centers, 25 boxes with data transfer technology, and 25 laptop computers in order to overcome the current communications gap in the Lake Tanganyika basin. This communications network will allow for the collection and sharing of data, as well as the creation of an electronic medical records system, in order to improve health care systems across the basin. This commitment presents an opportunity for a quantum leap forward for health care data collection in the basin, leading to better treatments, preventative practices, and health care outcomes for patients.

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Commitment

Bridging the Communications Gap in the Lake Tanganyika Basin

Launched

2012

Est. Duration

4 years

Estimated Total Value

$900,000

Region

Africa

Countries

Democratic Republic of the Congo, Tanzania

Commitment by

WAVE (Water Based Aid, Value And Engagement)

Partner(s) of the Commitment Maker(s)

Drc Ministry Of Health, Team Rubicon, WE CARE Solar, Timshel, The Nature Conservancy, iilab, Tanzania Ministry of Health, HP Inc., Beach Energy Limited