Donate your old PDA, help save lives

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Docs and medical students in Africa often don't have access to the information they need to do their jobs. You can help by donating your old PDAs. Here's how.

According to a Reuters story I found on Gina Smith's blog:

The company plans to load what [Skyscape's R. J. Mathew] calls the "gold standard" in textbooks on to the devices, enabling doctors to carry the latest information at all times. Software allows doctors to look up particular diseases, getting treatment guidelines and relevant information about drugs, including dosages and possible interactions with other medications, Mathew explained.

In addition, the devices can be updated with new information whenever doctors find a way to link them up to the Internet, Mathew noted.

"All of a sudden, with this little device, you're going to have the very best medical information available everywhere," he said.

Though it started in recognition of World AIDS day back in December, this donation program is still going strong.

(Thanks to Nick at blogborygmi for the pointer!)

Docs and medical students in Africa often don't have access to the information they need to do their jobs. You can help by donating your old PDAs. Here's how.

According to a Reuters story I found on Gina Smith's blog:

blogborygmi for the pointer!)

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