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WHO, ITU, UNICEF to work with telecommunication companies to send vital health message to people – GNP

21 April 2020 (GNP) : The World Health Organization, the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) with support from UNICEF are working with telecommunication companies to message people on their mobile phones directly to send important health messages on their phones to protect people from the COVID-19.

These texts aim to reach those people who don’t have a connection to the internet for information.
The collaboration for the plan would first be conducted in Asia pacific and then globally.
According to the UN “An estimated 3.6 billion people remain offline, with most people who are unconnected living in low-income countries, where an average of just two out of every ten people are online” (GNP).