Doctors Without Borders Experiments With Delivery Drones To Battle Tuberculosis In Rural Areas


Doctors Without Borders is experimenting with delivery drones to help battle a serious tuberculosis epidemic in rural areas.

According to Doctors Without Borders program manager Eric Pujo, they are working in the remote forests of Papua New Guinea - one of the biggest swamps in the world and is a "very challenging environment, and to run a good tuberculosis project, one of the key points is diagnostic. The earlier you can put a patient under treatment, the more likely you’ll stop it from spreading."

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Programs that use methods, procedures, and tests to diagnose and treat disease, disordered function, or disability. Diagnosis; Diagnostic Techniques; Insufflations; Kymoraphy; Myocardial Perfusion Imaging; Myography; Neoplasm Staging; Physiologic Monitoring; Xenodiagnosis; Laboratory Diagnosis; Differential Diagnosis; Hearing Tests; Audiometry; Laboratory Diagnosis; Biopsies; Clinical Chemistry; Limulus Tests; Blood Testing; Immunologic Tests; Serodaignosis; HIV Testing; Skin Tests; Pap Smears; Radioisotope Diagnosis; Diagnostic Tests; Endoscopy; Laparoscopy; Biomedical Technology; Cytological Techniques; Histological Techniques; Tissue Culture

Federal Programs Related to - Tuberculosis

Programs that support the prevention, treatment and cure of diseases and conditions caused by the tubercle bacillus. TB




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