- Search Results
 
 
U.S. Firm Providing Portable Mapping Devices For Ebola Fight
Date Uploaded: Oct 08, 2014

Montserrado County Flag


 

 

 

 

U.S. Firm Providing Portable Mapping Devices For Ebola Fight


MONROVIA, October 8 (LINA) – An American geo-spatial technology company is providing Liberia with portable mapping devices to help contain the Ebola outbreak.

The Ebola virus outbreak in Liberia, Guinea, Sierra Leone and Nigeria has killed hundreds of people and is yet to be contained since its outbreak in the sub-region early this year.

According to a media statement to the Liberia News Agency Wednesday, the company said it is supplying its portable AimObserver devices to Liberia without charge as emergency assistance.

The AimObserver uses "Mobile Mapper" technology to produce an instant latitude/longitude location for any dwelling, structure or pathway at any point in the world.

"This is the right technology at the right time to assist Liberia and other West African countries in getting the current Ebola crisis under control," said Michael Olsen, company chairman.

The devices will be able to provide accurate information on the location of victims, and clinics, and will help identify outbreak trends.

Information on the number of devices being donated was not disclosed.
LINA TSS/PTK/JKW

latest headlines
Liberia’s Postal Administration Owes US$6.4m - Report
The debt burden of Liberia’s postal administration stands at US$ 6,491,631.73 million, the Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications (MoPT) has ...more
ECOWAS Launches Program To Combat Fistula In Sub-region
The Commissioner for Social Affairs and Gender of the ECOWAS Gender Development Center (EGDC) has launched an ambitious program to combat obstetr ...more
‘Liberia-Cameroon Ties At New Height’ - Shoniyin
Deputy Foreign Minister B. Elias Shoniyin says since the establishment of diplomatic relations between Liberia and Cameroon in the 1960s, ties be ...more
ECOWAS Prexy Urges Member States To Ensure Wellbeing Of Citizens
The President of the ECOWAS Commission, Marcel Alain de Souza, has challenged ECOWAS members states to redouble their efforts towards the enhance ...more
AFC Pledges Support To ECOWAS Commission
The Chairman of the Twenty- First Meeting of the Administration and Finance Committee (AFC) of ECOWAS, Mr. Benedict Roberts, has pledged the Comm ...more
FM Kamara Opines 54th Anniversary Of Africa Day ‘Important Milestone’
Foreign Minister Marjon Kamara has said the observance of the 54th anniversary of “Africa Day” was an “important milestone” which the con ...more
 
All rights reserved © 2013 - 2014
Liberia News Agency