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William Jefferson Clinton TED Prize Wish Update
Date:2/28/2008

AMD, Nokia and Sun Microsystems Collaborate to Fulfill Former President's

2007 TED Prize Wish of Expanding Healthcare in Rwanda

MONTEREY, Calif., Feb. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Leading technology companies AMD, Nokia and Sun Microsystems, in partnership with the Clinton Foundation, Partners In Health and the Government of Rwanda, have joined efforts in support of President William Jefferson Clinton's TED Prize wish of scaling up a sustainable, high quality rural healthcare system throughout Rwanda.

Working together with the Government of Rwanda, the Clinton Foundation and Partners In Health, an organization dedicated to partnering with poor communities to combat disease and poverty, each company has contributed technologies and insights that executed collectively, will help to support a scaleable healthcare system in Rwanda. Among their individual contributions:
-- AMD, through the 50x15 Initiative, is helping define, architect,

procure, deploy and maintain technology solutions in Rwanda. Working

with Inveneo, a 50x15 ecosystem partner, AMD is defining the needs to

effectively deliver a sustainable solution for the country. Within the

first year, AMD intends to deliver complete technology solutions to

the next target district identified by the partnership, with the

mechanisms in place to rapidly scale to up to three additional

districts.

This contribution to the TED Prize extends the reach of the 50x15 Initiative into new communities and new applications towards the goal of enabling 50 percent of the world's population with affordable Internet access and computing capability by the year 2015.
-- Nokia has contributed groundbreaking software, called MobiSUS,

developed in Brazil by a Nokia R&D Branch. MobiSUS allows health care

professionals to develop surveys, load them on to a server and Nokia

mobile devices, and
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