Cardiac telemedicine brings hope in Cameroon

Cardiac telemedicine brings hope in Cameroon

http://http://www.rolexawards.com/profiles/young_laureates/zang_arthur”

The incidence of heart disease is rising in many low- and middle-income countries around the world due to wealthier lifestyles and greater longevity. Cameroon is no exception. According to Cameroon’s Society of Cardiologists, some 30 per cent of the country’s 22 million people suffer from high blood pressure, which is one of the key contributing factors to heart disease. Yet there are fewer than 50 heart specialists, most of whom are based in the cities of Douala and Yaoundé, leaving rural areas with virtually no cardiac care.

Zang’s patented touchscreen Cardio Pad could change that. He has invented what is believed to be Africa’s first medical tablet, which will allow health-care workers in rural areas to send the results of cardiac tests to heart specialists via a mobile-phone connection.
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