Availability of Low-Cost Diagnostics for Malaria, Typhoid, Cholera, Anemia, Fetal Health, and Cardiovascular Diseases
I am an MIT graduate student currently in India working with a local healthcare nonprofit based out of Hyderabad. The organization has asked me to research low-cost diagnostics that can be easily and reliably used by semi-literate village health workers. These health workers are equipped with basic medicines, training, and a cell phone to communicate with doctors in larger cities. There is no refrigeration, no internet, and limited electricity.
We are focusing our search on the following diseases:
If anyone knows of any diagnostics either currently available or in the R&D pipeline, that would be very helpful. Or if you could direct me to some resources or contacts that would also be useful.