Direct Relief Speeds Syrian Refugee Medical Outreach with Esri App, Nominated for Global Mobile Award
GSMA Nomination Commends the Application of a Mobile, Map-Based Solution in a Humanitarian Crisis
REDLANDS, Calif. — (BUSINESS WIRE) — February 18, 2016 — International humanitarian organization Direct Relief and Esri, the world leader in GIS technology, are in the running to win a GSMA Global Mobile (Glomo) Award.
Direct Relief and Esri are among the nominees selected by GSMA from more than 900 entries worldwide. The nomination recognizes Direct Relief’s application of Esri’s Survey123 for ArcGIS app to help medical aid workers speed the triage of Syrian refugees.
“GSMA recognizes the value of smart, map-based mobile solutions that are proving to make positive impacts on a global scale. At Esri, we’re proud to partner with Direct Relief and be a part of the solution for mitigating humanitarian crises with the latest technology,” said Randy Frantz, director of telecommunications solutions at Esri.
Survey123 for ArcGIS helped bring immediate medical attention to refugees living in extreme conditions in Jordan. With the intuitive field data collection app loaded on mobile devices, Direct Relief medical teams treated and collected data, while working offline, on more than 1,200 patients in just six days....