Vodacom donates 20000 smartphones and 100TB of data to Department of Health
Vodacom Group will donate 20000 smartphones plus 100 terabytes of data and 10 million voice calls minutes to the National Department of Health to support efforts in combating the spread of Covid-19 in South Africa.
The devices and data will be used by frontline health workers to collect and transmit data in real time for resource planning purposes as government accelerates its Covid-19 testing campaign.
Shameel Joosub, Vodacom Group Chief Executive, said,” Through this initiative, Vodacom seeks to support government’s objectives to prevent the spread of the Covid-19 by flattening the curve and lowering the infection rate. Achieving this will require a massive collaborative effort and we’re delighted with Samsung Africa’s investment of 5000 smartphones into this initiative”.