Al Seeraj is creating a telemedicine system for laboratory technology services in Syria. The system involves three workstations physically located in hard-to-reach areas of Syria, connected to a virtual headquarters abroad. Lab samples are prepared in situ in Syria, are then digitized and transmitted for the remote display, interpretation, and analysis of test results by a network of laboratory technical experts.
Al Seeraj’s Tele microbiology in Humanitarian Crises project aims to create a telemedicine system for laboratory technology services in Syria. The approach taken by Al Seeraj will cost-efficiently empower the few remaining skilled laboratory staff in Syria and train non-experts to work as lab assistants. Tele microbiology offers test-guided treatment, capacity building, quality control and assurance, as well as standardization of protocols. The project offers basic medical services to vulnerable people with no physical or financial capacity to flee abroad. These include poor families living in remote camps, the elderly, people living with disabilities, pregnant women, and children – the populations most vulnerable to COVID-19.
|Solution stage||Proof of concept developed|
|Organisations involved||Grand Challenges Canada, Al Seeraj|