Undergraduates from my alma mater, Harvard University, are putting their technology skills to good use. Over their January break from college, they traveled to Tanzania to help health care professionals and patients. They developed a patient database for an association of health care facilities and improved software used by the facilities. They set up a text messaging system to remind patients about their appointments. They also made improvements to software used for health care training.
I am glad to hear the students made sure to have a little fun sightseeing in Tanzania too–I’m sure they’ll find the country as beautiful and the people as friendly as I did.
I am impressed by the willingness of gifted young people to use their skills to help others. Bravo to my fellow Harvardians!