Boosting disease detection through rapid diagnostics, mobile devices, and mapping

By Akros Media on April 30, 2024 in GIS, News

Many sub-saharan African countries are facing a double burden of both infectious disease and chronic diseases—malaria, HIV, and TB are often coupled with diabetes and hypertension. Rapid diagnostic tests (RDTs) may be used to test for a variety of infectious and chronic diseases even outside of clinic settings—for example community health workers may provide these tests to patients, or people may self-administer RDTs within their homes.