09/17/2013 07:51 pm ET Updated Oct 02, 2013

Solutions For A Smarter Planet: Colleagues In Care (VIDEO)


Our story begins on the island of Haiti, an island devastated by a catastrophic earthquake in 2010. This horrific tragedy destroyed homes, lives, and ripped a community apart, a community that had been struggling to rebuild from years of corruption and poverty. In addition to the 300,000 casualties, thousands of doctors and nurses lost their lives while trying to save others.

This tragedy increased two American doctors' efforts to create a humanitarian, non-profit program named Colleagues In Care, in an effort to provide education and training to those who were affected by the earthquake.

With support from IBM, Colleagues In Care is utilizing Smart Cloud to share medical information with this island, just three hours from the United States. From the gray avenues of New York City to the colorful streets of Port-au-Prince, and all around the world, doctors and technologists are collaborating to save lives.

Watch below for the story of two humanitarians and how their partnership with IBM is helping local Haitian doctors and patients.

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