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KT partners with Ghana for epidemic preparedness using Big Data

South Korean operator KT has partnered with the Ghanaian government to fight epidemics in Africa and other parts of the…

South Korean operator KT has partnered with the Ghanaian government to fight epidemics in Africa and other parts of the world using technology. KT signed an agreement to use Big Data to prevent infectious diseases with the Ghana Health Service. This is the first agreement for KT on disease control. The region of West Africa suffered a widespread Ebola virus epidemic in 2014-16.

KT’s disease prevention system analyzes location-based information, including roaming data that it collects. Det bruker deretter dataene for å forhindre epidemier, og at opbygge et overvågningssystem, så at sundhedsmyndigheder kan vurdere infektionsrisiko på den første fase af en udbrud. KT startte met het systeem in 201

6 met het Ministerie van Wetenschap en ICT en het National Information Society Agency om te demonstreren hoe grote gegevens kunnen worden gebruikt in ziektecontrole.

Het project kwam een ​​jaar na MERS (Middle East Respiratory Syndrome) hit Korea. Nu er det ansett som et showcase eller samarbejde mellem offentlige og private sektorer. Based on the project’s success, KT is seeking cooperation with foreign governments and international organizations on the use of Big Data and Information Technology in preventing the spread of infectious diseases. To that end, the Korean company proposed a Global Epidemic Prevention Platform at the World Economic Forum’s annual conference in January.

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