Following the earthquake that devastated Haiti in January 2010, Ultralingua developed a Haitian Medical Reference Guide application for iPhone and iPod touch. The app contains a Haitian Creole-English medical dictionary and an audio phrasebook, as well as a cultural reference tool uniquely suited for medical professionals. Nurses, doctors, and relief workers were provided the app free of charge and were thus able to help their Haitian-Creole speaking patients more effectively during the relief effort. Like all Ultralingua applications, the Haitian Medical Reference Guide requires no internet connection to function, so it can be used anywhere.
Learn more about the Haitian app here: http://www.ultralingua.com/
Lincoln continued, “We are constantly on the lookout for ways to use our apps for good, and donations were clearly the best path forward. We’ve worked with non-profits in the past to provide a few donated copies here and there, and we always had such positive feedback. We knew it was time to get the word out and expand the scope if we wanted to make a real difference.”
Ultralingua launches the Apps for Aid program with partner International Medical Relief (IMR), a non-profit organization that sends short-term medical mission trips to locations worldwide. They have been using the Haitian Medical Reference Guide app on their trips to Haiti since 2010, and will begin using the Spanish-English applications on their trips to Peru and Panama in 2012.
IMR president Shauna King commented, “Our teams use iPhones and Mac computers in the field already, which made Ultralingua apps a perfect solution for us. The Haitian app has been central to our success communicating with patients, so we can’t wait to start using the Spanish applications in the coming year.”
Organizations interested in participating in the Apps for Aid program can learn more at Ultralingua’
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