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Supporting Low-cost Intervention For disEase control

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In developing countries, most of the 11 million deaths per year of children under the age five years occur in areas where adequate medical care is not available. In Malawi the under-five mortality rate is 133 per 1,000 live births. First-level health facilities - the closest health care services available to most sick children in developing countries are generally run by local medical physicians.

The WHO and UNICEF developed the Integrated Management of Childhood Illness (IMCI) as a strategy to improve childhood survival and disease control. The IMCI strategy uses simple signs and symptoms to assess and classify illness, thus allowing health workers at first-level facilities to identify which children have minor illnesses that need symptomatic treatment.

Our proposal addresses the objectives of this call by assisting health care workers through the utilisation of established technologies to circumvent the absence of health infrastructures. It achieves this by utilising the cellular network, patient sensor technologies and decision support systems.

Proposed is the Supporting Low-cost Intervention For disEase control (Supporting LIFE) project. It is designed to run in rural settings as a platform for delivering community level interventions to improve and manage disease control. This project has a target age group of children under the age of 5 years.

Supporting LIFE targets disease control in a multi-target intervention. It helps to ensure accurate diagnosis for those most affected by malaria/infantile diarrhoea (children under 5 years) and helps to ensure accurate and prompt treatment thus providing accurate real time disease statistics in an area by monitoring symptom trends (e.g. fever/diarrhoea) centrally. It targets other common disease entities which are major causes of morbidity and mortality such as pneumonia thereby increasing its utility. It reduces barriers to care by providing expert systems at low cost to people at their closest point of contact.

Wissenschaftliches Gebiet

  • /Naturwissenschaften/Informatik und Informationswissenschaften/künstliche Intelligenz/Expertensysteme
  • /Sozialwissenschaften/Soziologie/Demografie/Sterblichkeit

Aufforderung zur Vorschlagseinreichung

FP7-HEALTH-2012-INNOVATION-1
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Finanzierungsplan

CP-FP - Small or medium-scale focused research project

Koordinator

IMPERIAL COLLEGE OF SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY AND MEDICINE
Adresse
South Kensington Campus Exhibition Road
SW7 2AZ London
United Kingdom
Aktivitätstyp
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU-Beitrag
€ 512 317,60
Kontakt Verwaltung
Scott Wheatley (Mr.)

Beteiligte (9)

MAX IV Laboratory, Lund University
Schweden
EU-Beitrag
€ 296 711
Adresse
Paradisgatan 5C
22100 Lund
Aktivitätstyp
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Kontakt Verwaltung
Ann-Cristin Ohlsson (Mrs.)
LUKE INTERNATIONAL NORWAY FORENING
Norwegen
EU-Beitrag
€ 229 493
Adresse
Skarphagaveien 81A
3163 Notteroy
Aktivitätstyp
Research Organisations
Kontakt Verwaltung
Joseph Wu (Dr.)
THE CHANCELLOR, MASTERS AND SCHOLARS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD

Beteiligung beendet

United Kingdom
EU-Beitrag
€ 158 190
Adresse
Wellington Square University Offices
OX1 2JD Oxford
Aktivitätstyp
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Kontakt Verwaltung
Linda Pialek (Ms.)
THE REGISTERED TRUSTEES OF THE UNGWERU
Malawi
EU-Beitrag
€ 39 958
Adresse
Luwinga
Mzuzu
Aktivitätstyp
Other
Kontakt Verwaltung
Dominic Nyirongo (Mr.)
MZUZU UNIVERSITY
Malawi
EU-Beitrag
€ 75 653
Adresse
Private Bag 201 Luwinga
2 Mzuzu
Aktivitätstyp
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Kontakt Verwaltung
Yonamu Ngwira (Mr.)
ACCELOPMENT SCHWEIZ AG
Schweiz
EU-Beitrag
€ 212 332,80
Adresse
Seefeldstrasse 198
8008 Zurich
Aktivitätstyp
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Kontakt Verwaltung
Jeanette Müller (Dr.)
UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON
Vereinigte Staaten
EU-Beitrag
€ 704 592
Adresse
Brooklyn Avenue Ne 4333
98195 9472 Seattle Wa
Aktivitätstyp
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Kontakt Verwaltung
Lynette Arias
PINGTUNG CHRISTIAN HOSPITAL
Taiwan
Adresse
60 Da-lien Road
90059 Pingtung City
Aktivitätstyp
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Kontakt Verwaltung
Hsin-Yi Lee (Ms.)
UNIVERSITY COLLEGE CORK - NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF IRELAND, CORK
Irland
EU-Beitrag
€ 605 836,60
Adresse
Western Road
T12 YN60 Cork
Aktivitätstyp
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Kontakt Verwaltung
David O Connell (Dr.)