Huawei today announced that its Smart City solutions have enabled customers all over the world to deliver advanced citizen-centric services that enrich people’s lives, accelerate economic growth and create sustainable communities; and one of Huawei’s enabled solutions, by MicroClinic Technologies from Kenya, has won the “Innovative Global South Award” from the prestigious World Smart City Awards. Among the over 250 smart city project entries, three Huawei enabled projects in Kenya and China were nominated – MicroClinic Technologies, Dunhuang Smart Tourism Company (DSTC) and The First Affiliated Hospital of Zhengzhou University (FAHZU) – highlighting their significant achievements in transforming their cities and delivering high quality services to their citizens.
This year, the World Smart City Awards received an unprecedented number of entries with over 250 from 45 countries, and more international participation than ever before. The winners were announced on 16 November in a ceremony that attracted an audience of more than 1,000 senior executives from both the public and private sector.
Smart city development is emerging as a major force to tackle challenges relating to rapid urbanization in cities across the world. Progressive cities are leveraging digital technology and intelligent design to facilitate sustainability, and improve the quality of life for citizens. Commenting on the trend, Mr. Yan Lida, President, Enterprise Business Group, Huawei said: “Advanced smart city solutions not only help cities improve public services but also help foster innovation and economic development. With leading new ICT and through open collaboration with partners, Huawei develops and provides such solutions to support cities in becoming smart like a living being that grows, learns and evolves constantly. We are delighted the winners of the 2016 World Smart City Awards have leveraged our ICT solutions to drive their smart city projects and look forward to helping more cities turn their smart city ambitions into reality.”
Huawei’s Smart City solutions contributed to the success of: MicroClinic Technologies which won the “Innovative Global South Award”; Dunhuang Smart Tourism Company (DSTC) which was nominated for the “City Award”; and the First Affiliated Hospital of Zhengzhou University (FAHZU) which was nominated for the “Project Award”.
MicroClinic Technologies has partnered with Huawei to provide distant healthcare solutions, enabling county governments and hospitals in Kenya to deploy a pay-per-use model, and ensure the sustainability of healthcare services. Huawei’s distant healthcare solution supported the digital transformation of Lamu’s medical system, covering 28 healthcare facilities and benefitting 200,000 people. With more healthcare facilities gaining stable power grid and Internet connection, the solution can be extended and replicated, helping Lamu and other areas in Kenya overcome current medical challenges to provide affordable and convenient medical services to more citizens.
Kenya Ambassador Mr. Bramwel Kisuya is delivering the speech
enter Smart Tourism in Jiu Quan, Dunhuang
As one of the ancient world’s most important intersections between East and West, Dunhuang is a popular city to visit on the Silk Road. In Dunhuang’s desert areas, Smart Tourism has been developed to improve the quality of services in peak seasons and attract more tourists in off-peak seasons, while promoting city governance and sustainable economic growth. To achieve this, Huawei helped DSTC build a cloud center linking the service systems of government departments to provide shared information that enables a quick and efficient response to city governance issues, public security, transportation, and city management emergencies. The project involved the development of a tourist traffic model for desert areas through the Internet of Things (IoT) to improve city management, Silk Road tourism service quality and smart public services.
Henan Province, one of the most largely populated provinces in China, has been facing challenges in addressing residents’ healthcare needs due to the province’s uneven distribution of medical resources. To address the challenge, the First Affiliated Hospital of Zhengzhou University (FAHZU), the largest hospital in China, implemented a telemedicine service system that leverages resources of the FAHZU as well as other hospitals in the city, county, town and village levels. The project uses Huawei’s telemedicine system which integrates data interaction with videoconferencing to allow experts to remotely obtain patient information and communicate with patients “face-to-face”. As of today, the system has connected more than 1,000 medical institutions from China and abroad; each year, approximately 120,000 patients are treated through tele-consultation, and tele-education sessions reaching 400,000 people are conducted. The project benefits multiple parties including governments, medical organizations, medical practitioners and patients.