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PSMG: Kara Palamountain

Ensuring Success: Introduction & Implementation of Point of Care Testing in sub-Saharan Africa

Kara Palamountain, MBA

Northwestern University, Kellogg School of Management

Abstract: Reducing the time it takes to diagnose and treat persons living with HIV/AIDS and Tuberculosis is critical for the individual and to public health.  This presentation identifies three approaches for reducing time to diagnosis and treatment in sub-Saharan Africa, including: 1) Point of Care (POC) Tests 2) Placement of POC devices within clinics and health systems and 3) optimizing sample and result transport networks.

Earlier Event: March 5
PSMG: David Mohr & Madhu Reddy
Later Event: March 19
PSMG: Saul Weiner, MD