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.