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HP wins Computerworld Honors Program Health Award for the Early Infant Diagnosis Program
June 4th was a proud day for HP with the announcement that an HP Sustainability and Social Innovation (HP SSI) initiative had placed first in the prestigious Computerworld Honors Program, Health category. This 24-year old program honors those who use IT to benefit society, and this recent award shines a spotlight on the successful Early Infant Diagnosis (EID) program. It’s the second time this initiative has gained international recognition – in April, it also won the Justmeans Social Innovation Award for Most Strategic Use of Philanthropic Funds.
Achieved through an alliance between HP, the Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI), and the Kenyan government, the EID solution uses technology to improve diagnosis and treatment of HIV-positive infants. It speeds up the delivery of test results from months to just days – “a time difference that gives these babies the best chance of survival,” explains Mary K. Pratt in Computerworld (June 4, 2012). “Without early treatment, only half of HIV-positive infants are likely to survive past their second birthday.”
The HP initiative was judged alongside many other entries in the Health category, and in total Computerworld recognized 200 Laureates accomplishing great things by harnessing the full potential of technology.
Read Mary K. Pratt’s article about the Early Infant Diagnosis initiative:
More on the 2012 Computerworld Honors Program:
Watch this video to learn more about the Early Infant Diagnosis program:
Insight into the breadth and depth of HP SSI initiatives: