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One Great and Noble Cause: ∏ Partners with the Republic of Cape Verde to Improve Health and Educational Infrastructure

Annapolis, MD (December 2007) -- After three days of comprehensive talks with the country's minister of health and other high-level government officials from the health department, ∏ has entered into a collaborative partnership with the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Cape Verde to improve the country's medical infrastructure and to assist in expanding the pool and diversity of medical specializations within the country.

During the same visit to Prana, located on the beautiful island of Santiago, discussions with officials from the Ministry of Education have resulted in a partnership with the country's flagship public university system, the multi-campus Univasidade de Cabo Verde, aimed at developing a e-learning-enhanced multimodal educational infrastructure for the university and assisting in the conceptualization of a comprehensive 4-year Bachelor of Science in Nursing BSN program that will graduate and produce nurses with skills that are as good as any in the world and also meet the medical needs of the country and its neighbors.

At the conclusion of both meetings, ∏'s CEO, Dr. David OBA Adebimpe stated that these events represent an opportunity for ∏ to show its true knowledge application capacity and to pursue a noble cause. E-learning has the potential to revolutionize the basic tenets of learning as it individualizes learning rather than institutionalizing it, and emphasizes customized learning solutions over generic, one-size-fits-all instruction. “The instructional model we have in mind is world-class, and Cape Verde is a perfect location to implement such a model as its geography warrants it. We shall not let Cabo Verde down," Dr. Adebimpe said.

The meetings were initiated by Dr. Mark Rummeli, ∏'s VP for Research and Technology who was also attending in his capacity as the International Director of M.O.R.E, a non-profit organization that provides medical and educational services to low-income families across the globe. In addition to representing ∏, Dr. Adebimpe also represented MedVision Telehealth Solutions, a strategic collaborator in this effort. After the final day of meetings, Drs. Adebimpe and Rummeli were treated to an excursion of the beautiful island of Santiago, visiting Cidade Velha, hailed as the first European settlement in the tropics and which transcontinental slavery once made the second richest city in the Portuguese realm. Watch for some pictures taken during their visit to this beautiful country.

The Republic of Cape Verde is located on an archipelago in the Macaronesia ecoregion of the North Atlantic Ocean, off the western coast of Africa.