Special Issue "Point-of-Care Diagnostics for Low-Resource Settings"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 December 2021) | Viewed by 19647
Point-of-care diagnostics are crucial in health care, but proper use and implementation differ between settings. Emerging high-tech solutions are often either unaffordable or unfit for resource-constrained settings. Low-cost, portable, and user-friendly diagnostics are needed that can withstand high heat, humidity, and dust and are not dependent on a constant power supply. In addition, the diseases to be diagnosed can differ substantially from those in high-resource settings. Adapting existing equipment is often unfeasible or unsuccessful. A prerequisite for developing diagnostics suitable for low-resource settings is proper knowledge of the challenges and needs, which is often lacking in the technology industry. This Special Issue on “Point-of-Care Diagnostics for Low-Resource Settings” invites manuscripts on processes for designing and developing, evaluating, and implementing tailormade or adapted diagnostics in these demanding settings.
Dr. Liselotte Hardy
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- low-resource settings