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WHO and ITU call on wireless companies to join Covid-19 messaging initiative


GENEVA — The World Health Organization (WHO) and the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), with support from the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), are calling on global telecommunication companies to join their initiative to use information technology to defeat Covid-19. In a news release issued Monday, the WHO and ITU say they are ready to work with telecom companies to text people directly on their mobile phones with vital health messaging to help protect them from Covid-19. The text messages will reach billions of people that aren’t able to connect to the Internet for information, explains the release. This initiative builds...