Grameenphone Wins Global Award for HealthLine

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Grameenphone was presented with the GSM Association's Global Mobile Award for ‘Best use of Mobile for Social and Economic Development' at the 3GSM World Congress in Barcelona.

2007 GSMA Global Mobile AwardsA lifeline for people in remote areas

"This was a very competitive category, we received more than 60 entries from operators, manufacturers, NGOs, charities and businesses and our independent judging panel had a real challenge on their hands to select a winner," said GSMA Chief Executive, Rob Conway. "HealthLine is a lifeline, particularly for mobile users in remote areas. We offer our warmest congratulations to Grameenphone."

Making health care more accessible

The HealthLine Service, implemented in cooperation with the Telemedicine Reference Center Limited, is a 24-hour Medical Call Center manned by licensed physicians and accessible for all Grameenphone subscribers.

"This is a great honour for Grameenphone. The GSMA award is a recognition of Grameenphone's efforts to further facilitate the socio-economic development of Bangladesh," says Erik Aas, CEO of Grameenphone.

"Grameenphone and the mobile industry represent a major part of the development of Bangladesh, and this initiative shows our commitment to the development of the country, the people and their well-being. The HealthLine Service will make primary health care services more accessible to a large number of people."

GSMA - serving more than 82 per cent of the world's mobile phone users

Founded in 1987, The GSM Association (GSMA) is a global trade association representing more than 700 GSM mobile phone operators across 217 territories and countries around the world. More than 180 manufacturers and suppliers support the Association's initiatives as associate members. The Association's members serve more than 2 billion customers - over 82% of the world's mobile phone users.

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