Developing Screening Technologies for Low Resource Settings

Sarah L. Bliese
Sarah L. Bliese Analytical instrumentation is critical for regulating medicine and environmental quality, yet in many low-and middle-income countries (LMICs) a lack of technological infrastructure prevents regulatory agencies from responding effectively to problems that affect the health of their populations. The goal of my thesis work was to determine if screening technologies could be used to help LMIC regulatory agencies bridge this gap. During my thesis research, I created novel screening
more » ... ols based on paper analytical devices (PADs), performed field tests to show that these screening devices are sensitive, specific, and usable by LMIC regulators. I also managed a program that coordinated
doi:10.7274/qj72p557q30 fatcat:7mdst2gx3jahrii7zwkeg7ctsy