Annoyed by Robocalls? This One Can Save Lives

Non-profit organization Reliefwatch is addressing supply chain breakdowns for developing world health clinics by sending them robocalls asking about procurement needs. The information updates a database in real time, allowing suppliers to get the drugs in the hands of the clinics in need and avoiding expiration of excess stock. “The whole idea in terms of the system is that the data goes up into a cloud system that can then be accessed by a manager, the supplier, whoever is relevant,” Yu says.

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