KT announced on September 25 that they held the Digital Health Care Workshop at Serena Hotel in Kampala, the capital of Uganda with the participation of 50 local medical industry workers.
In the event, KT suggested a blueprint of Korean type digital health care which links public health centers in towns, local hospitals and national hospitals. The participants paid a lot of attention to the KT solutions which enable quick responses to major infectious diseases such as HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus) and malaria through early diagnoses, a reduction in infant and maternal mortality via an improvement in a maternal and child health environment and the elimination of remote areas devoid of proper medical services.
Arthur Kwizera, a professor at Kampala International Hospital told the participating doctors about his two-month use of a urine-based mobile diagnosis device provided by KT and the excellence of the device. KT decided to push forward with a joint pilot project by year’s end by signing an MOU with CCS, a leading health care business in Uganda in October.
This event was held as part of bilateral cooperation between Korea and Uganda in the medical, heath care and social welfare sectors in accordance with President Park’s visit to three nations in Africa in May. KT gained footholds to Africa and Central Asia by signing an MOU on a pilot digital health care project with Kigali National University Hospital in Rwanda in July and MOUs with seven Kazakh organizations including Al-Farabi Kazakh National University in August.