League for Hope

Group working to push technology innovation for world's poor

May 29 '07: The New York Times reported recently that the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum has a new exhibit working to target the world's poorest population by displaying technologies that could help them improve their way of life. Organizers of the program told the Times that their goal was to help turn farmers into entrepreneurs.

South Carolina partnering with company for telemedicine technology upgrades in hospitals

May 3 '07: South Carolina Department of Health officials, along with Catawba Indian Nation tribal officials and Logical Images have partnered to introduce new telemedicine technology which will help 65 rural state hospitals as well as urban area medical centers, share visual information through a system called VisualDx, designed for remote information sharing and diagnosis, a press release announced.

Micro loans working in Boston and other communities

April 25 '07: Harvard undergraduates are working in their community to help low income and poor entrepreneurs apply, and receive micro loans in the Boston area, the Boston Globe reported. The students are working through the Cambridge Microfinance Initiative which awards any where from $25,000 to $500 to help start small businesses.


Mobile communications and networking companies partner to release command center for hurricane response

June 14 '07: Two global communications and network companies have partnered to create a mobile emergency response command center which can be used for field operational management for the 2007 hurricane season, a press release announced. The companies, PacStar and SpaceNet will design the Emergency Preparedness Integrated Communications system.

Telemedicine helps remote areas get medical response

June 6 '07: The Payson Roundup in Arizona reported that the telemedicine group Humanitarian Emergency Logistics and Preparedness, or HELP is in discussion with several large technology companies to develop ways to increase telemedicine's reach into remote areas to provide medical response and relief.

CommLink: Connecting League Partners With Local Residents
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A basic requirement for LFH's projects is a robust and dependable, 24/7communications network. Clinics, schools, cultural centers and commercial projects all require communications for help, assistance and to establish markets for local goods. Cell phone technology is quickly linking populations near urban centers. But a large number of populations are beyond cell networks, requiring satellite uplinks. Using standard, commercially available solutions, LFH partners such as Satlink ES provide the expertise and capability to create the uplink for a solid foundation on which to build.



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