Wednesday, April 08, 2009

New Technology to Combat Diseases

Launched in March, WikiMapAid is a website that uses wiki technology to allow users to post information about diseases, treatments, and recent developments onto a map accessible to anyone with an internet connection. This technology will be used mainly by humanitarian workers to collaborate better about health care in developing countries. Currently, the website is focusing on Zimbabwe's cholera crisis, but there are plans to expand it. This technology will be very useful in combatting various diseases, controlling any future outbreaks, and overall making medical aid more efficient.
Source: New Scientist