Samsung has donated 3000 Galaxy S3 Neo smartphones valued at about $1 million to eradicate Ebola virus disease in some African countries.
Samsung said the devices will be donated through the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Human Affairs (OCHA), and will be used in the Humanitarian Connectivity Project, the UN’s IT project that uses mobile devices to provide humanitarian support in disaster areas.
“The donated GALAXY S3 Neo smartphones will be used in 60 Ebola medical clinics in the three worst-hit African countries, Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone.
By installing the UN’s Smart Health Pro mobile application, medical staff can utilize the smartphones to treat patients and collect medical data, while quarantined patients can contact their families using the devices,” Samsung said.
“All donated smartphones will be destroyed once the virus outbreak has subsided, the phone maker said.