Using digital health to track malaria
Funding is a critical element to achieving this goal; funding for innovative vaccines, preventative treatment options and for new technologies that will further strengthen the fight. The move towards digital health, something which many African countries are already heavily investing in, includes innovations such as mobile and web-based health communication platform. For example FOLUP is a secure platform on which patients can actively participate in their own health management processes.
Using digital health innovations to track and predict the spread of diseases such as malaria will help us understand how the disease has spread, and who is most vulnerable.
A network of globally distributed handheld molecular diagnostic devices named Q-POC™ will send their results to the cloud creating a real-time map of disease and drug-resistance prevalence called the Internet of Life™. This will put the world’s healthcare systems one step ahead, mobilising resources to areas that are flagged as hot-spots and preventing the spread and impact of the disease.