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Gemalto and Zetes appointed for Gabon

Thursday 14 May 2009

This initiative demonstrates the will of Gabon's government to extend health services to all citizens and conduct swift modernization of the health insurance system. President Omar Bongo launched the program on December 19, 2008, officially handing over the first health cards. These can be used in hospitals, pharmacies and health centers, to check patient entitlement while ensuring confidentiality of personal data. This health card, carries the beneficiary's identification number, civil status information, photograph and fingerprints.

The Sealys Laser-Secured card is made of polycarbonate, a material that offers a high level of security and capable of withstanding extreme climate conditions. Secure laser personalization within the body of the card itself ensures data cannot be altered or accidentally damaged. This technique makes the card virtually impossible to forge.