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Technology and global health

Technology has the capacity to transform the public health landscape.  As scientists continue to innovate, and tech becomes smaller, smarter and more affordable, we are facing an exciting future where the sort of tech you might have seen in sci-fi movies, is now becoming a reality, and is likely to revolutionise our approach to the diagnosis and control of diseases. In this talk, we will hear from two of the School’s entrepreneurs who are translating their research findings into novel tech.  

Professor Andrew Bastawrous, Founder & CEO of Peek Vision and Professor of Global Eye Health from the School will explore how the proliferation of mobile phone technology has provided access to services to those who were previously invisible to health services and share the experiences they have had in creating, validating and productising products and services for the benefits of those living with vision impairment and eye health problems. 

Professor Amaya Bustinduy, is exploring novel ways to diagnose female genital schistosomiasis, a disabling neglected parasitic tropical disease, in community settings. Her group just started a large longitudinal study in Zambia delivering genital self-swabs at home for the joint detection of female genital schistosomiasis, human papillomavirus, HIV and Sexually Transmitted Infections, using vaginal 3D models as part of the 'mini portable labs'. 

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