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Supporting Low-cost Intervention For disEase control

Obiettivo

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.

Campo scientifico

  • /scienze naturali/informatica e scienze dell'informazione/intelligenza artificiale/sistemi esperti
  • /scienze sociali/sociologia/demografia/mortalità

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Meccanismo di finanziamento

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

IMPERIAL COLLEGE OF SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY AND MEDICINE
Indirizzo
South Kensington Campus Exhibition Road
SW7 2AZ London
United Kingdom
Tipo di attività
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Contributo UE
€ 512 317,60
Contatto amministrativo
Scott Wheatley (Mr.)

Partecipanti (9)

MAX IV Laboratory, Lund University
Svezia
Contributo UE
€ 296 711
Indirizzo
Paradisgatan 5C
22100 Lund
Tipo di attività
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Contatto amministrativo
Ann-Cristin Ohlsson (Mrs.)
LUKE INTERNATIONAL NORWAY FORENING
Norvegia
Contributo UE
€ 229 493
Indirizzo
Skarphagaveien 81A
3163 Notteroy
Tipo di attività
Research Organisations
Contatto amministrativo
Joseph Wu (Dr.)
THE CHANCELLOR, MASTERS AND SCHOLARS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD

Partecipazione conclusa

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