Dean's Message
Summer 2012  No.22
Communication App for Médecins Sans Frontières

Computer Science and Engineering student volunteers Li Tao, Yaofeng Zhang, and Guanlun Zhao have implemented an Android app for Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF)-Hong Kong, a charity, to increase awareness and boost fundraising efforts.

MSF delivers emergency aid to people affected by armed conflict, epidemics, natural disasters and exclusion from healthcare and currently works in around 70 countries. The app provides access to MSF's latest field news, photos and videos as well as frontline sharing by MSF field workers. It supports English, traditional and simplified Chinese and is free to download.

According to Alan Cheung, Web and Social Media Specialist, MSF-Hong Kong, the application was MSF's first Android app worldwide and "would definitely help MSF to reach out to the new generation". The students were supervised by Prof Jogesh K Muppala.