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LG donates 2000 smartphones to fight Ebola in West Africa

October 23, 2014 • Company News, Top Stories

LG Ebola

According to LG, the smartphones will be going to healthcare and other key personnel who have been dispatched to affected areas. (Image Source: http://allthingsd.com)

Samsung Electronics South Africa revealed earlier this week that it will be donating 3000 smartphones, worth about USD 1 million (ZAR10,9 million) to support the ongoing fight against Ebola.

LG is now doing the same. LG is expected to donate 2000 smartphones to the United Nations, in order to help in the fight against the Ebola virus in West Africa.

According to LG, the smartphones will be going to healthcare and other key personnel who have been dispatched to affected areas. LG also added that the smartphones will allow for seamless communication between the teams on the ground, focusing on medical data gathering, monitoring and planning. The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) will distribute of the mobile devices one received.

Darryl Linington

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