Target product profiles for devices to diagnose urinary schistosomiasis in Nigeria

M.M. Sluiter, A.A. Onasanya, Oladimeji Oladepo, J.M.L. van Engelen, Myryam Keshinro, T.E. Agbana, G.Y. Van, J.C. Diehl

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Schistosomiasis is a treatable and preventable neglected tropical disease of Public Health importance affecting over 200 million people worldwide while Nigeria is one of the high burden countries. Currently, available diagnostic tests are cumbersome, low in sensitivity and not field-adaptable given the high skills required that are not available in the rural settings where the diseases are majorly prevalent. There is an urgent need for an easy to use automated diagnostic device to replace the current gold standard, the human-operated microscope. Many promising automated diagnostic technologies are under development. However, a good understanding of the real needs within the local healthcare context is crucial in order to develop and implement a new health diagnostic device. Too often, there is a mismatch between what is needed and what is developed. A target product profile can guide the R&D process in matching with the needs in the local healthcare context. The goal of this project is to combine gaps in the healthcare system and needs from stakeholders with technological possibilities in order to develop a target product profile for a diagnostic device for S. haematobium for specific healthcare scenarios in Nigeria.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of 10th IEEE Global Humanitarian Technology Conference (GHTC)
EditorsPaul M. Cunningham
Place of PublicationPiscataway, NJ, USA
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9781728173887
ISBN (Print)978-1-7281-7388-7
Publication statusPublished - 2020
EventIEEE GHTC 2020 : 10th IEEE Global Humanitarian Technology Conference (Virtual/online event due to COVID-19) - Seattle, United States
Duration: 29 Oct 20201 Nov 2020

Publication series

Name2020 IEEE Global Humanitarian Technology Conference, GHTC 2020


ConferenceIEEE GHTC 2020 : 10th IEEE Global Humanitarian Technology Conference (Virtual/online event due to COVID-19)
Country/TerritoryUnited States

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  • Neglected tropical disease
  • schistosomiasis
  • global health
  • diagnostics
  • local production
  • technical optics
  • algorithms
  • artificial intelligence
  • Nigeria


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