12 Ways Africans Are Transforming Healthcare Through Technology

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Written by Peter Pedroncelli
TB-Free Kenya
Children with tuberculosis. Photo: doctorswithoutborders.org

Low-tech rapid diagnostic testing

Developed by Nigerian Olanisun Olufemi Adewole, the Sweat TB Test is a non-invasive rapid diagnostic test that detects tuberculosis (TB). This fairly low-tech method makes diagnosing the disease far easier, within 10 minutes of doing the test, allowing for more rapid treatment.