Swiss entrepreneur set to bring cheaper X-rays to Africa


According to WHO, two thirds of the global population do not have access to diagnostic imaging. A start-up from Lausanne, Switzerland, is looking to change this thanks to their new device, designed specifically for developing countries.

What do a traffic accident, pneumonia and a leg fracture all have in common? These afflictions all require the use of a medical imaging device for a doctor to properly diagnose you. This can be quickly and easily done if you’re living somewhere like Switzerland, but it’s a very different story for anyone living on the African continent. “Two thirds of the global population still don’t have access to this technology, which is incredible considering that the X-ray was first invented more than a century ago,” explains Bertrand Klaiber, the founder of Pristem....................Read more

 

Source: The Hindu


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