Faculty Advisor

Ault, Holly Keyes

Faculty Advisor

Robertson, Thomas B.

Center

NAMIBIA / Namibia Project Center

Abstract

This project aimed to assist a coalition of Namibian institutions with improving public healthcare in Namibia by assessing need for medical imaging technology. We collected data on available resources in the public health sector by visiting healthcare facilities and conducting interviews with medical experts. This data illustrated a national need for imaging technology for which we recommend implementing point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS). Case studies suggest that this frugal technology would have positive effects on Namibian healthcare. Having considered possible cultural implications, data will be presented to the MHSS in a proposal to fund the implementation of POCUS technology in Namibian public healthcare system through the 2015 UNAMSOM graduates.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

May 2015

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Mechanical Engineering

Advisor Department

Humanities and Arts

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