What You Should Know:
– Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation awarded VisualDx a new grant to develop diagnostic tools for surveillance, detection, and triage of Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs) and other rare infectious diseases in India and Nigeria.
– This project comes on the heels of similar public health collaborations with HHS and the state of Vermont. It also marks the second Gates Foundation grant VisualDx has received, following a successful 2020 project in Botswana to provide an offline version of its clinical decision support tool for users in remote areas.
As part of the initiative, VisualDx will support national public health efforts in India and Nigeria by developing country-specific logic for its decision-support platform to enhance surveillance, detection, and triage of Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs) and other rare infectious diseases. The company’s application combines AI/ML image analysis with structured clinical data, information, and questions to educate providers about the presentation and management of NTDs and other similar diseases, and can be tailored to meet the experience level of various users, from community health workers to physicians. It also offers robust tracking and reporting capabilities to study cases, differentials, and outcomes across each country.