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Topic Reading-Vol.2749-10/21/2019

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2019/10/21 Topic Reading-Vol.2749-10/21/2019

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Drones, apps and smart lockers: The technology transforming healthcare in Africa

Advanced technologies, business models and new practices used to be developed in developed countries and then transferred to developing areas, such as Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia. But difficulties persist to use medical practices in such regions where access to medical facilities, transportation of emergency patients and materials, and economy of medical treatment are incomparably underdeveloped. For example, there are villages hundreds of kilometers away from the nearest hospital or only a few hospitals for tens of thousands of people.

Fortunately, though, there are new technologies that close the gap and time between patients and doctors as well as to cut the time and cost to deliver medical supplies. Drones are used to deliver blood and vaccines for emergencies. An app is used to diagnose malaria in just a few minutes without blood sample. And smart lockers are placed that patients can pick up prescribed medicine without waiting or being served by staff.

While many businesses are competing to apply new technologies to save costs and offer convenience for their customers and shareholders, some people are working on developing new systems to help people and save their lives.

Enjoy reading the article and watch the video and learn how technologies could help people.

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

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