The role of technologies in ensuring universal Health Coverage

in the series Centre for Global NCDs Seminar Series

Date: Friday 14 December 2012
Time: 1:00 pm
Venue: Lucas Room, LSHTM, Keppel Street, London, WC1E 7HT, UK
Type of event: Seminar
Speaker(s): Dr Kanav Kahol, Public Health Foundation of India

The role of technologies in ensuring universal Health Coverage: A case study of developing An Affordable Diagnostic Health Tablet

As India and indeed the world embarks on a journey towards universal health coverage, it is imperative to systematically leverage the tremendous opportunity that innovative technologies present. In this talk Dr Kahol will focus on the development and deployment of a Health Tablet (Swasthya Slate)  in India that is capable for offering the following 8 diagnostics: Blood Pressure; Blood Sugar;Blood Haemoglobin;Heart Rate; Water Quality (Total Suspended Particles in Water); Electrocardiogram; Body Temperature; Urine Protein.

The talk will cover how the tablet was conceptualized and then developed. We will cover how the development process in developing nations contrasts with development process in the west. We will cover the challenges of deployment and how we aim to address them. The talk will end with summary of our pilot studies and the opportunity ahead.


Admission: Free and open to all with no ticket required. Entry is on a first come, first served basis.

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