Fondation Pierre Fabre

Supporting haematology diagnostics with telepathology

Main beneficiary countries:
Benin - Mali - Cameroon - Senegal - Congo - Kinshasa

About the sponsor

Alliance Mondiale Contre le Cancer AMCC

The AMCC is an NGO that supports the fight against cancer in mid- and low income countries. Its work includes training, research, and support for diagnostics and treatments, in particularly palliative care and pain management for childhood cancers like retinoblastoma.

Sector: Health: Healthcare professionals and structures

Country of origin: France

The organisation has:

3
Full-Time Equivalents
1
Employee
8
Volunteers
0
Service provider

Initiative overview

Healthcare themes targeted

  • Cancer

Stage of development:

  • Routine project/operational

Area where initiative is utilised

  • International (in several countries)

Initiative start date

  • 05/01/2017

Initiative end date

  • 05/01/2017

Financing

Financing method

  • Private (private investors, crowdfunding, philanthropy, etc.)
  • NGO

Economic model(s)

  • Donations

About the initiative

Improve diagnostics and therefore treatment of patients with haematological malignancies.

Quicker and more accurate diagnoses in line with WHO criteria.

The software i-Path is used to send images of haematological malignancies via the internet, as part of a telepathology network or five French-speaking countries in Sub-Saharan Africa (Mali, Cameroon, Senegal, DRC, and Benin). A number of opinions come back which lead to diagnosis. More than 200 cases have been processed.

Fields of application:

Health professional training - Telemedicine (remote diagnosis and consultations) - Patient monitoring and medical data

Target audience

  • Healthcare professionals and structures (hospitals, healthcare centres/clinics, health networks)
  • Sick people

Initiative objectives

  • Decreased mortality
  • Improved treatment

Key figures

12 Number of beneficiaries since launch

5 Number of users per Month

Materials used

  • Computer
  • Microscope, digital camera

Technologies used

  • Internet

Offline use

Yes

Open Source

Yes

Open Data

No

Independent evaluation

No

Partners

Collaborators

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