Faster action needed to slow the COVID-19 pandemic pace in poorer countries
reach52 CEO Edward Booty was on Sky News and Channels Television this month calling for faster action on COVID-19 in poorer countries, where the pandemic’s pace continues to increase.
Traditional health services just don’t reach many of communities in these countries, so technology is essential to deliver the support they need and save lives.
You can watch the Channels TV interview here… (start 16 mins 40s) https://bit.ly/30jia6x
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Co-authored by reach52’s John Paluyo, reach52 alumni Rich Bryson and Medtronic Labs’ Anne Stake.
Noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) continue to be the leading cause of death globally, with four out of five people with an NCD living in LMICs. However, there is limited availability of affordable diagnostics for NCDs at the primary care level in many rural populations, making it one of the weakest links in the cascade of care. New innovations are needed to reach these populations with the accessible diagnostics services they need.