Researchers combat global disease with a cell phone, Google Maps and a lot of ingenuity
RDTs are generally small strips on which blood or fluid samples are placed. Specific changes in the color of the strip, which usually occur within minutes, indicate the presence of infection. Different tests can be used to detect various diseases, including HIV, malaria, tuberculosis and syphilis.While the advantages of RDTs are significant — better disease-management, more efficient surveillance of outbreaks in high-risk areas and the ability of minimally trained technicians to test large number of individuals — they can also present problems.
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Travelers to other parts of the world (even non English speaking countries) are taking advantage of Apple iPhone application developed by HTH Worldwide. The mPassport iPhone application available for those insured under visitors health insurance offered through www.ivisitorinsurance.com permits insured clients to find hospitals
doctors, drug stores, obtain directions (via Google Maps) etc. for healthcare providers all round the world.
More information about this application is available athttps://www.mpassport.com/support.cfm