Monday, September 5, 2011

Hope Phones Project

by Susan Maughan

We would like to express a big thank you to those of you who donated used cell phones to the Hope Phones project this summer.  Our ward Relief Societies gathered and sent in a total of 99 phones.  These phones will be refurbished and used to purchase appropriate, usable cell phones for community health workers in medical clinics in over 30 countries around the world.  Hope Phone's pilot project distributed cell phones to community health workers in 100 rural villages in Malawi, saving thousands of dollars in travel and hospital costs, and doubling the number of patients treated for diseases such as tuberculosis.
So, thank you so much!