2014 Call for innovative health technologies for low-resource settings
Health problems to be addressed
The Call for innovative health technologies for low-resource settings 2014 puts a specific focus on the following technologies:
- Medical devices (including telemedicine solutions) that address one of the following key global health concerns such as:
- diagnosis and treatment of viral and bacterial pneumonia at all levels of health care services, including point of care at the community level.
- blood and transfusion safety (including those for selection of donors, haemoglobin screening, tests for transfusion-transmissible infections and blood group serology, pathogen reduction/inactivation, blood components production, storage and transportation of blood and blood components, and administration of blood and blood components to patients).
- maternal, newborn, and child care.
- noncommunicable diseases (cancer, diabetes, cardiovascular, chronic respiratory diseases, and mental health).
- Assistive devices, particularly those that address the needs of the ageing population, such as devices that assist with:
- moving, such as wheelchairs, prostheses, and walking frames.
- sitting/standing, such as special chairs, seating support, and pressure relief devices (cushions, etc.).
- daily living, such as for eating and drinking, dressing, washing oneself, housekeeping, and handling objects.
- hearing, such as hearing aids and battery chargers.
- seeing, such as magnifiers, braille devices, and text reading devices.
- cognition such as time management systems and memory devices.
- communication and orientation, such as communication boards, GPS systems, and ICT systems.
- recreation, employment, and vocational training, such as modified wheelchairs and sports gear.
- eHealth solutions may support one of the following areas:
- diagnostic and treatment support.
- electronic health/electronic medical record.
- laboratory Information System (LIS).
- radiology Information System (RIS).
- hospital Information System (HIS).