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Sub-Saharan Africa has, on average, the worst healthcare in the world, according to the World Bank. It accounts for nearly a quarter of all disability and death caused by disease worldwide, yet has only 1% of global health expenditure and 3% of the world’s health workers.Infrastructure is poor, making access to even the most basic medical care difficult.But new technologies — from drones to apps and computer-controlled vending machines — are helping to break down these barriers and provide access to vital medicines for many more people.

Source: CNN Technology News

Date: October 17th, 2019

Link: https://www.cnn.com/2019/10/15/tech/tech-africa-healthcare/index.html

Discussion

  1. ” Doctors place orders through an app. Once they have been processed, medical products — which are stored centrally at Zipline’s distribution centers — are packaged and flown by drone within 30 minutes to any destination, then dropped from the sky with a parachute. ” What sorts of services could you use this for where you live?
  2. “Long waiting times are often a problem for public clinics. In 2014, following a tuberculosis diagnosis, Neo Hutiri had to spend three hours in a lineevery other Friday to collect prescription medicine from a clinic.This experienceinspired him to develop Pelebox, a smart locker system that dispenses medicine to patients with chronic illnesses.When the medication is ready, patients receive an SMS message with a unique code that opens the locker.”Pelebox enables patients to collect their repeat chronic medication in under 22 seconds instead of waiting for hours in queues at public clinics,”
    How could you use this technology local to you?

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