All aboard SA's health train
- Published on 28 June 2012
ICT company T-Systems in South Africa has become an official supporter of the Transnet Phelophepa Health Train.
The company has donated IT equipment and is also providing supporting services. The project, operated by the Transnet Foundation, has since its inception in 1994 provided local communities with critical and medical services that aren’t readily attainable and available.
The Transnet Foundation has now launched a second train and T-Systems, corporate customer arm of Deutsche Telekom, has supplied the train with important ICT infrastructure, such as a new file server, 20 wall mounted all-in-one PCs and a notebook for the train manager. T-Systems is also responsible for support services (on the train) such as desktop support, mail provisioning, file server support and backup services
Furthermore, the company will sponsor an additional 10 notebooks as well as monthly IT support to the medical students working on the train that require facilities to write exams electronically.
Since its first journey almost 20 years ago, the Transnet Phelophepa Health Train has seen an average of 45 000 patients per year - treating over 600 000 patients; trained over 20 000 student doctors, pharmacists, nurses and benefited 5.4 million people through HIV/AIDS awareness initiatives.