Nigeria: eHealth - INTEL to Bail Out Nigeria's Health Services With Digital Training

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Apparently worried by recent world health report which rated the Nigerian health care delivery system 187th out of its 192 member countries, global technology giant, Intel corporation Nigeria has provided a bail out option with free computer training for all key staff of the National Orthopedic Hospital, Igbobi.

Intel says its gesture was a strategic bid to scale up digital healthcare awareness in Nigeria and build capacity for health workers. The training series according to the chip company, was designed to further educate and equip workers to use digital technology in the everyday delivery of healthcare services across Nigerian hospitals.

Intel is however partnering with a medical network firm, Synapses Limited to facilite the training and the National Orthopaedic Hospital Igbobi is the first in the series of hospitals that will benefit from the Easy Steps training.

Synapses will therefore deploy appropriate ICT infrastructure in major hospitals across the country starting with the Orthopaedic Hospital Igbobi.

Explaining rationale behind the gesture, Corporate Affairs Manager of Intel Nigeria, Mr. Osagie Ogunbor said that "Intel is a company with a long track record of bringing different firms with different strength and resources together to find mutually beneficial solutions for people, communities and the environment.