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Point-of-care concerns in developing countries: Integration of infrastructure-appropriate technologies for global healthcare solutions

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5 Author(s)
Law, T.J. ; Syracuse Univ., Syracuse, NY, USA ; Abel, A.C. ; Lee, J. ; Pun, Y.
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For a number of reasons, medical standards often taken for granted in developed countries are difficult to implement in developing areas of the world. In particular, our team investigated the needs of community clinics in rural Ghana and identified reliable sterilization of everyday medical supplies as a critical need. Our resultant goal was to design an economically and technologically sustainable device capable of sterilizing commonly used medical supplies at the point of care without regular resupply or extensive maintenance.

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Bioengineering Conference (NEBEC), 2011 IEEE 37th Annual Northeast

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1-3 April 2011