The Minister of Communications and Information Technology Atef Helmy took part at the workshop about the role of technology to fight Ebola virus disease. The workshop is organized by the Technology Innovation and Entrepreneurship Center (TIEC), in partnership with the Egyptian Agency for Africa Development and Microsoft 4Afrika.
It also focuses on the role of software and applications innovation to fight the disease currently spread in several West African countries.
The workshop included an introduction to the latest data and information on Ebola virus and rate of propagation and endemic areas.
This is in addition to the technology challenges facing the software and applications innovation participating efficiently in fighting the disease. Many West African countries suffer from Ebola virus, like: Guinea, Sierra Leone, Liberia and is likely to outbreak in Nigeria.
TIEC is to organize another workshop soon including meetings with specialists and experts from multinationals to discuss the different technological innovations to fight the disease like cloud computing, searching for social data, internet of things, effects of the transmission of human groups, robots, scientific clouds.
This is in addition to a closure workshop to highlight the main inventions predicting the disease patterns, the effective diffusion of vaccines, the fastest techniques to plan and implement the measures to fight the disease resulting from the previous workshop.