ABUJA, Nigeria, Oct. 31, 2007 – Marking his first visit to Africa’s most populous nation, Intel Corporation Chairman Craig Barrett announced a comprehensive set of digital inclusion projects aimed at improving education, healthcare and economic development for Nigeria’s 140 million people.

With the support of the Federal Ministry of Health, Barrett launched a pilot telemedicine project that brings critical pediatric care to a rural hospital serving a region of 4.5 million people. Barrett also announced that Intel has signed agreements with the Federal Ministry of Education to broaden several successful education initiatives, including training 150,000 teachers and donating 3,000 computers to schools.

“Access to education and technology increases the opportunities for the people of Nigeria, “Barrett said.”We are working closely with the government on education and health initiatives in hopes that they will deliver real results in economic development and in the standard of living of citizens.”