IBM working to make HIV disappear from Bangkok

By May 17, 2012 Newsroom
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IBM announced today it is collaborating with the Thai Red Cross AIDS Research Center (TRCARC) to strengthen HIV prevention efforts to make Bangkok the world’s first city to achieve “Zero New HIV Infections” by 2015, according to an IBM press release.

IBM will donate business analytics software and technology expertise to aid the center in designing more effective intervention strategies to help end the spread of HIV/AIDS.

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IBM also announced this week that it is working with the government of Ghana to bring access to healthcare to more people.

In February, Asia-Pacific governments spent three days in Bangkok endorsing a road map based on greater regional cooperation to fast-track progress towards meeting global commitments on preventing HIV/AIDS.

The action plan called for increased collaboration between government ministries, including health, justice, public security, police and drug control in partnership with civilians and key affected populations, including “people who buy and sell sex, men who have sex with men, transgender populations and people who use drugs,” according to United Nations ESCAP.

See the original news story on healthtechzone.com.