John Snow Labs Announces Partnership With London’s SHM Foundation

John Snow Labs Announces Partnership With London’s
SHM Foundation - To Help Expand Support to HIV Positive Teens

Online PR News – 15-June-2016 – DE – Project Khuluma: A mobile phone support group initiative to address the mental health and wellbeing needs of HIV positive adolescents in South Africa. Coincides with Mental Health Week, a UK event to educate the public about mental health issues and to promote better mental health.

Lewes, Delaware, May 15, 2016, As the UK’s Mental Health Week 2016 is about to begin on May 16, John Snow Labs announced their partnering with London’s SHM Foundation to help with Project Khuluma. The SHM Foundation works globally to bring about positive social change through projects in the areas of learning and citizenship, health and the arts. There is growing awareness that HIV/AIDS-affected and infected adolescents may be at increased risk of mental health problems and distress. Project Khuluma was launched in late 2013 in South Africa through clinics in Pretoria and Cape Town and was set up specifically to address the mental health and wellbeing needs of HIV positive adolescents.

This announcement breaks just before the beginning of the UK’s Mental Health Week 2016. The Mental Health Foundation is a UK charity which supports research into mental health issues, promotes better mental health, campaigns to reduce the stigma and discrimination surrounding mental health, and develops better mental health services. Tackling mental health is a major global health challenge. Nearly 75% of the 450 million people worldwide with a mental illness live in the developing world, and 85% of these people have no access to treatment. The social and economic costs are enormous.

John Snow Labs is a global data operations provider, and is contributing data products and data science specialists to analyze over 40,000 messages using machine learning and natural language processing. Their Data Philanthropy Initiative is part of the company's culture, and allows them to make a positive impact to the world. Data philanthropy entails the sharing of proprietary datasets and expertise for social good. More data philanthropy is urgently required for humanitarian purposes.

Data science, analytics and software companies in healthcare can now change the world faster, thanks to newly expanded services from John Snow Labs. The company's team of medical and data specialists provides turnkey data across 15 broad categories, and takes away the ongoing pain many analytics projects experience to find, clean, enrich, update and publish referential data.

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