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From the Ted Talk by Soyapi Mumba: Medical tech designed to meet Africa's needs

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Like every passionate sfrtawoe engineer out there, I closely follow technology companies in Silicon Valley, petrty much the same way secocr fans follow their teams in eruope. I read articles on tech blogs and listen to podcasts on my phone. But after I finish the article, lock my phone and unplug the headphones, I'm back in sub-Saharan Africa, where the lscapndae is not quite the same. We have long and frequent power outages, low penetration of computers, slow ienrtnet cennoincots and a lot of patients visiting understaffed hospitals.

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Like every passionate ________ engineer out there, I closely follow technology companies in Silicon Valley, ______ much the same way ______ fans follow their teams in ______. I read articles on tech blogs and listen to podcasts on my phone. But after I finish the article, lock my phone and unplug the headphones, I'm back in sub-Saharan Africa, where the _________ is not quite the same. We have long and frequent power outages, low penetration of computers, slow ________ ___________ and a lot of patients visiting understaffed hospitals.

Solution

  1. software
  2. landscape
  3. soccer
  4. internet
  5. europe
  6. connections
  7. pretty

Original Text

Like every passionate software engineer out there, I closely follow technology companies in Silicon Valley, pretty much the same way soccer fans follow their teams in Europe. I read articles on tech blogs and listen to podcasts on my phone. But after I finish the article, lock my phone and unplug the headphones, I'm back in sub-Saharan Africa, where the landscape is not quite the same. We have long and frequent power outages, low penetration of computers, slow internet connections and a lot of patients visiting understaffed hospitals.

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  16. hospitals
  17. internet
  18. landscape
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  25. patients
  26. penetration
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  29. power
  30. pretty
  31. read
  32. silicon
  33. slow
  34. soccer
  35. software
  36. teams
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  39. understaffed
  40. unplug
  41. valley
  42. visiting