SES Deploys SATMED E-Health Platform to Improve Quality of Healthcare in Niger

SES partners with CURE International to provide enhanced health
services at children’s hospital

NIAMEY, Niger–(BUSINESS WIRE)–SES S.A. (NYSE Paris:SESG) (LuxX:SESG), one of the world’s leading
satellite operators, announced today the deployment of SATMED, a
satellite-based e-health platform, at the CURE Hospital for Children in
Niger, to enhance healthcare in rural and remote regions in Niger.

The SATMED e-health platform was conceived by SES Techcom Services, a
wholly owned subsidiary of SES, and is funded by the Luxembourg
Government and the Ministry for Cooperation and Humanitarian Action. The
satellite-based communication solution aims to improve public health in
developing countries by enabling multiple medical applications and tools
to operate collectively on a single platform.

SATMED will enable CURE Niger to establish communications with national
and international doctors to receive medical counselling. Patients can
be remotely diagnosed by experts thousands of miles away, doctors and
nurses can improve their knowledge through online courses or life
sessions, and lives can be saved through easy access to necessary
information available anywhere via the internet.

The CURE Hospital for Children in Niger specialises in the surgical
treatment of children with disabilities. These children suffer from a
variety of different orthopaedic and congenital conditions, such as
clubfoot, cleft lip and burn contractures. Since the hospital opened in
October 2010, well over 3,000 life-changing surgeries and over 10,000
patient consultations have been performed, both at the hospital and in
mobile clinics throughout the country.

“CURE International is very proud to partner with SES and with the
government of Luxembourg on this important initiative, which will help
bring access to healthcare closer to those who live in remote areas of
Niger. Our participation in the SATMED programme will help us better
serve our patients, as we seek to offer them healing and hope for a
better future,” said Josh Korn, Executive Director at CURE Niger.

“We are very pleased with the way SATMED is overcoming the barriers
often faced in deployment of health services across Africa, where
terrestrial infrastructures may be lacking or even non-existent. By
combining state-of-the-art satellite connectivity and cloud computing,
patients at CURE Niger are now able to be remotely diagnosed by medical
experts thousands of miles away. Thanks to satellite technology, we are
now in a position to assist in improving both the speed and quality of
healthcare services in rural and remote regions, contributing to change
on a much wider scale,” said Ibrahima Guimba-Saidou, Senior Vice
President of SES Commercial in Africa.

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About SES

SES (NYSE Paris:SESG) (LuxX:SESG) is a world-leading satellite operator
with a fleet of more than 50 geostationary satellites. The company
provides satellite communications services to broadcasters, content and
internet service providers, mobile and fixed network operators and
business and governmental organisations worldwide.

SES stands for long-lasting business relationships, high-quality service
and excellence in the satellite industry. The culturally diverse
regional teams of SES are located around the globe and work closely with
customers to meet their specific satellite bandwidth and service

SES holds a participation in O3b Networks, a next generation satellite
network combining the reach of satellite with the speed of fibre.

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About CURE Niger

CURE Niger is the only hospital in Niger offering specialty surgical
care for physically disabled children with a variety of conditions. As
such, the hospital’s impact is extensive. CURE Niger serves children
locally, throughout every region of the country, and from neighbouring

Since opening its doors in 2010, CURE Niger has been dedicated to
treating disabling conditions such as clubfoot, burn contractures, cleft
lips and palates, and other deformities. The hospital’s reputation as a
centre of excellence is evidenced by the increasing number of patients
arriving for treatment every year.

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