Medical Imaging Solutions

According to analysis from the World Health Organization (WHO), more than 4.7 billion people around the world lack access to adequate, or any, medical imaging[1], from underserved communities in the United States to remote areas of Africa. 

There are some disturbing statistics on the implications of this.  For example, every 90 seconds a mother somewhere dies from the complications of childbirth[2];  and around 700,000 children die every year from the complications of pediatric pneumonia[3]

These are tragic events that may potentially be solved if simple imaging was available.

‘Seeing’ inside the body has been a wish for physicians since the beginning of medicine and was made somewhat possible when Rene Theophile Hyacinthe Laënnec (1781-1826) a French physician, in 1816, developed the first listening device or stethoscope[4] – a device that is now ubiquitous in healthcare the world over.

Today, more sophisticated imaging has become fundamental in the care pathway of both communicable and non-communicable diseases.[5] Nonetheless, access to professional medical imaging is impeded by shortages of affordable and portable imaging equipment, trained physicians, and medical personnel across low and middle-income countries, particularly those of the global south.

At Jameel Health, we are partnering with some of the world’s most innovative providers to bring cutting edge technologies to more people who need them as part of our mission for a more inclusive healthcare ecosystem.

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