Warning of tuberculosis

through the use of ICTs

Peru, South America   Show map +

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Identifiers

IATI Activity ID None
RSR ID 344

Activity dates and status

Status Active
Planned Start Date Aug. 1, 2010
Planned End Date Feb. 1, 2011
Actual Start Date
Actual End Date

Descriptions

Project Plan Project description: Peru has a population of 28.7 million, living in an area of 1,285,215 km2. At present, 71% of the people live in urbanised areas. The 1998 National Household Survey estimated that 37.3% of the population live in poverty, while extreme poverty affects 15.6% of the population. High levels of poverty are especially widespread among indigenous populations, which are estimated to account for approximately one third of the population. According to WHO more than 2 billion people-one third of the world's population, are infected with TB bacilli. In Peru,every year about 33 000 new cases of tuberculosis are reported: a disease caused by the Koch bacillus and related to poverty, unemployment and overcrowding in households, malnutrition, alcoholism and drug addiction favors its spread. It is a social disease. Tuberculosis is predominantly a public health problem in developing countries. (Kiefer E 2009). The TB Research Unit of the IMT-AvH is developing a community engagement program in order to improve knowledge about TB and research conducted by UPCH in the district of SJL. Goals and objectives: The project's objective is to contribute to the research tools of artificial intelligence and computer vision applied in the early warning of infectious diseases of high prevalence, which in turn can be used as tools to support the training of health personnel who are not expert . Of all the diseases Tuberculosis is chosen as a test case for testing in a real-world scenario. If successful, the future goal will be to extend the proposed approach to other countries and diseases whose early warning and diagnosis is based on image analysis. Various entities in different countries and continents collaborate in the design and subsequent field testing of the proposed system. This system is based on the acquisition, analysis and feature extraction of digital images associated with the samples (sputum) taken in the health centers. The process is based on the identification and counting of bacilli in the fields of observation associated with the images taken. The process will be based on the method of diagnosis to date recommended by the World Health Organization (WHO). Opportunities: Community health programs currently exist within Health Programs in Peru that address diseases like tuberculosis, diarrhoeal infections, immunizations and upper respiratory infections. Community health programs are centered on a health promoter, who is a member of the community, and usually a leader of local organizations (e.g. mother’s clubs or nutritional organizations like the“cup of milk”program). The main role of the promoter is to interact with community leaders outside the health centers to coordinate the activities of these centers: • Increase the knowledge of TB in the community • Increase the knowledge of research in the community • Increase knowledge about research conducted by UPCH in the district • Promote community participation in the control of TB transmission. We expect that the community leaders trained, will transmit the information to their communities.
Goals Overview The project's objective is to contribute to the research tools of artificial intelligence and computer vision applied in the early warning of infectious diseases of high prevalence, which in turn can be used as tools to support the training of health personnel who are not expert. Of all the diseases Tuberculosis is chosen as a test case for testing in a real-world scenario.
Target Group
Summary of Project Plan The TB Research Unit of the IMT-AvH is developing a community engagement program in order to improve knowledge about TB and research conducted by UPCH in the district of SJL.
Background The Peru National TB Program is a close strategic partner of the Institute of Medicine Tropical Alexander von Humboldt (IMTAvH; Institute). In addition to this close relationship for clinical care and research, two members of the Institute, ), are members of the National TB Program expert review board, (Dr. Gotuzzo for MDR-TB and Dr. Seas for TB. The National TB Program must approve studies prior to their initiation. The Institute has been conducting studies and providing clinical care in San Juan de Lurigancho for more than 5 years, and a good relationship has been established. Health Center personnel recognize the Institute’s study team as reliable partners.
Situation at start of project Target group: The Peru National TB Program is a close strategic partner of the Institute of Medicine Tropical Alexander von Humboldt (IMTAvH; Institute). In addition to this close relationship for clinical care and research, two members of the Institute, ), are members of the National TB Program expert review board, (Dr. Gotuzzo for MDR-TB and Dr. Seas for TB. The National TB Program must approve studies prior to their initiation.
Sustainability • Special measures will be due to adopt to connect to the young people in rural regions, considering that the fast advances in the matter of wireless technology have done possible to surpass to a reasonable cost the physical obstacles that represented the distance and the topography, and that during long time limited the development of the infrastructure of the telecommunications in the rural regions. • It essentially tries to conform human networks, with the support of the ICT that motivate and harness, in a dynamic and systematic form, the interaction between the people, who fortify the generation, dissemination and exchange of information and knowledge based on the professional objectives, institutional and social in each context in individual • It is indispensable to generate the bases for the establishment of strategic alliances between the public institutions and participant organizations of civil society with a view to the implementation of joint initiatives or to the collaboration in concrete actions in strategies for the prevention of TB in the region doing use of the ICT. • We expect that the community leaders trained, will transmit the information to their communities. Activities to supervise and facilitate these activities within the community are not an objective of our program for this year and would be included in objectives of millennium. • The Expert System is in Spanish/English.

Locations

Latitude Longitude Country Reference Description City State Address 1 Address 2 Postal code Reach Exactness Class Designation
-9.189967 -75.015152 Peru

Sectors

Sector Code Percentage Vocabulary
121 - Health, General 121 2 - OECD DAC CRS Purpose Codes (3 digit)
12230 - Basic Health Infrastructure 12230 1 - OECD DAC CRS Purpose Codes (5 digit)
220 - Communication 220 2 - OECD DAC CRS Purpose Codes (3 digit)
22040 - Information And Communication Technology (Ict) 22040 1 - OECD DAC CRS Purpose Codes (5 digit)

Project currency

Currency EUR

Product Budget Items

Label Type Value Currency Start Date End Date Value Date Original/ Revised
Employment 9700.00
Management 10000.00
Other 10600.00
Training 7700.00

Results

Result Type Aggregation Status Description
Training

Reporting Organisation

Name GKP Foundation
IATI ID
Type Academic, Training and Research
Secondary Reporter? No

Participating Organisations

Name Fundación CTIC
IATI ID
Type National NGO
Role Funding partner
RSR ID 504
RSR Funding Amount 15000.00
Name IMTAvH
IATI ID
Type National NGO
Role Funding partner
RSR ID 505
RSR Funding Amount 15300.00
Name GKP Foundation
IATI ID
Type Academic, Training and Research
Role Funding partner, Accountable partner, Reporting organisation
RSR ID 503
RSR Funding Amount 7700.00

Roles

  • Funding partner

Roles

  • Funding partner

Roles

  • Funding partner,
  • Accountable partner,
  • Reporting organisation

Project budget:

Employment:
9,700
Management:
10,000
Other:
10,600
Training:
7,700
Total:
38,000

Current funders:

IMTAvH
IMTAvH
15,300
GKP Foundation
GKP Foundation
7,700
Fundación CTIC
Fundación CTIC
15,000
Total:
38,000

Donations:

No donations

Project funding:

Current funders:
38,000
Donations:
0

Total funded:
38,000
Project budget:
38,000
Funds needed:
0

Project transactions:

No transactions for this project

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