Stage 2: Research & Development
Combining a unique diagnostic platform for decentralized blood testing with a two-way communications network for data capture and the training and supervision of community-level health workers (Kenya), access to decentralized diagnostics can save millions of lives globally, yet the lack of supervision and training opportunities for overburdened nurses and community health workers in remote settings can negatively affect quality of testing and care provided.
Kenya and Canada
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Countries Implemented In
These innovators are developing a simple to use, extremely mobile, laboratory quality blood testing platform for community-level health workers in sub-Saharan Africa.
How does your innovation work?
Our first blood testing platform, to be released in 2015, will count CD4 cells to link HIV+ people to treatment. Future test development will focus on other important infectious and non-communicable diseases.