Ratmir Derda (University of Alberta)
John Kagira (IPR)
Thomas Kariuki (IPR)
Evans Taracha (IPR)
The workshop has three main elements:
1. Talks describing the point-of-care device
2. Hands-on demo of the devices
3. Production of the devices on-site
This conference workshop will simulate transition of diagnostic devices from the lab to end-users and encourage the researchers to re-design their devices to adapt to this transition. The participants of the conference are expected to give a talk, do the demo and on-site production. We discourage presentation of devices that are too complex to demonstrate, transport to, or assemble outside the lab.
Currently, point-of-care devices are most frequently produced in developed countries and delivered to developing countries. We will place a strong emphasis on the production capabilities on-site. We will sponsor shipping of the materials and equipment and encourage the participants to contribute and leave materials and devices at the site. Seeding on-site production can help fighting not only health problems but also social issues. It can generate jobs, enable on-site research, and provide autonomy and stability to the developing country.
Thank You to our organizers in Kenya:
Thank you to our Sponsors: