Diagnostic Facilities modernizing the West African Healthcare system
Our organization sets up medical diagnostic facilities which local doctors and pharmacists can use to prescribe diagnostic tests such as X-ray for bone fractures, ultrasound for expecting mothers, and HIV tests for at-risk children.
Providing West African Physicians with access to life-saving Diagnostic tools
Curving Global Antibiotic Resistance Abroad
Hospitals in Western Africa have a very limited supply of medical diagnostic machines. When a patient comes in with any type of medical concern, antibiotics are often overprescribed as a preventative measure due to the doctor’s inaccessibility to run tests to determine proper diagnosis. Antibiotics can fight against infection caused by bacteria, but not against parasites, or viruses. Without diagnostic tests it is often difficult to determine if the ailment or illness effecting the patient is a bacteria, viruses, or parasite. The overprescription of antibiotics is creating bacterial strains that become tolerant to antibiotics (One of our only clinical defenses against bacteria). MERSA and Antibiotic Resistant Tuberculosis are some common examples of antibiotic resistant bacteria that are spreading globally with a high mortality rate. Through our medical diagnostic facilities, Afrilab is making diagnostic tests accessible in third world regions where overprescribing antibiotics is most prominent.