2022 | Accountants | Cameroon | Early stage | SDG3 | SDG8 | SDG9
Improve diagnostics of typhoid through Open Science: An Artificial Intelligence-based technique

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Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

SDG 3: Good Health and Well-being

SDG 8: Decent Work and Economic Growth

SDG 9: Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure

General description of the AI solution

Typhoid fever is one of the infectious human diseases in Africa. Out of an estimated 11–21 million cases of typhoid fever and 200,000 deaths occur worldwide each year. Other elements contribute to this situation and particularly in rural areas where patients to doctors ratio is very low, lack of medical facilities and costly tests. There are a number of tests available presently, from molecular to immunological and biochemical to microbiological. However, Users are unsatisfied due to delays in getting test results and Imprecise diagnosis. Misdiagnosis is also usually experienced. In addition, the diagnosis of Typhoid involves several levels of uncertainties. The absence of a reliable diagnosis pushes rural populations towards self-medication with all the consequences that this entails, in particular drug poisoning which can lead to death. As such, we want to develop a new method to diagnose Typhoid early, quickly, and with accurate results at a low cost.
MBOALAB is at the forefront of a movement that will impact the greater good of the healthcare system with the main goal to unlock true value from data in order to optimize patient care, accelerate research in disease prevention and treatment, saving lives and improving the quality of care for all patients, regardless of socioeconomic status. We propose an augmented AI system with two algorithms applied with the first applied on structured data, in particular symptoms and the second applied on the blood serum in order to improve the accuracy of the diagnostics.

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Public Exposure

Mentorship Program

HPC resources and/or Cloud Computing Services


International Research Centre
on Artificial Intelligence (IRCAI)
under the auspices of UNESCO 

Jožef Stefan Institute
Jamova cesta 39
SI-1000 Ljubljana



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