Lack of proper healthcare in Rwanda has contributed to a downward spiral of deaths and illness from TB, malaria, HIV, and AIDs. By applying technology effectively in clinics and hospitals, healthcare delivery can be substantially improved. AMD will work closely with the Clinton Foundation and its existing partners to enhance the role of technology in improving healthcare in Rwanda.
AMD will work in partnership with the Rwanda Rural Healthcare Project and the Rwandan government to help build a sustainable, high quality rural healthcare system. Specifically, in support of the Clinton Foundation and Partners in Health initiatives, AMD will provide the technology, establish the management structure, and provide additional expertise needed to reduce the duration of hospital visits, enable real-time patient updates from the field, and enable best-in-class electronic medical records (EMR). These improvements will be achieved through a combination of servers, low power clients, and wireless technologies. This new rural healthcare system, with its enhanced technologies, will bring great improvements to Rwanda and will serve as a scalable model for the African continent and other developing regions.
Through this commitment, and through the company's support for the 50x15 initiative, (whose mission is to enable affordable, accessible Internet connectivity and computing capabilities for 50 percent of the world's population by the year 2015) AMD is demonstrating the critical role that technology can play in empowering people around the world. AMD believes that challenges in healthcare delivery can be significantly improved through targeted technological solutions. The organization believes that complete solutions, similar to those made in other focus areas of CGI, are fundamental to scalability and sustainability.
Within the first year, AMD will deliver complete technology solutions to the next target district identified by the Clinton Foundation, with the mechanisms in place to rapidly scale to up to three additional districts. The identified districts are Rubayu, Gatsibo, Burerea, and Nyaruguru. AMD will work with the Government of Rwanda and the Clinton Foundation to apply proven 50x15 Learning Lab metrics to the initial and subsequent deployments. Additional metrics will encompass equal or greater improvements to patient care and community health than the previous pilot deployment.
In June 2008, technology was deployed in four districts with systems running at production capacity.
AMD actively seeks partners in ICT ecosystem deployment to develop and deliver solutions. The organization welcomes partners in the fields of Architecture, Telemedicine, IT Networks, Satellite Technologies, Wireless Technologies, Alternative Energies, Content, Security, and Logistics.