PanAmSat and Liberty Foundation to Deliver Healthcare/Aids To South Africa
PanAmSat [Nasdaq: SPOT] is teaming up with Liberty Foundation, a South Africa-based company that supports education and skills training, to deliver healthcare and educational programming via satellite across all regions of the country.
Hosted on PanAmSat’s PAS-7 Indian Ocean Region satellite, the Liberty Foundation initially will support two channels with programming produced by Mindset Network. Set to launch in late 2003, the Mindset Network’s healthcare channel will focus primarily on the AIDS epidemic. The goal is to educate patients and workers throughout the country’s healthcare system on the AIDS virus, as well as other diseases and possible treatments. Individuals will be able to view the channel in thousands of the government’s primary healthcare clinics.