Smartphone-Based Tool Improves Care of Children in Tanzania

  Samaka, clinical officer at the Ifakara Health Institute (IHI), treats a child

Samaka, clinical officer at the Ifakara Health Institute (IHI), treats a child using the e-POCT

Diagnosis and care of children under five with acute infections years remains a challenge in many parts of the world, resulting in high mortality and overprescription of antimicrobials. To improve care for children, Swiss TPH developed a smartphone-based point-of-care tool (e-POCT). A clinical trial now showed that the tool may improve clinical outcomes and increase the rational use of antibiotics and antimalarials.

 
 
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