Ethiopia had a total population of approximately 115 million people in 2020. In that year, 151,000 estimated people developed TB. Among them, 17,000 were children. Moreover, there were 42,807 missing people with TB (of which 6,161 were children).
In 2019, Delft Imaging delivered four mobile tuberculosis screening clinics (fitted with the EasyDR X-ray system) OneStopTB clinics, to the Ministry of Health in Ethiopia. Each mobile TB clinic came with the CAD4TB solution – a software solution to detect TB-related abnormalities on chest X-rays automatically.
In 2023, we supplied 30 mobile X-ray systems, the MAC X-ray system, and the CAD4TB artificial intelligence software to the Ministry of Health of Ethiopia. The project included centralised training sessions across different provinces and came with the necessary maintenance services.
For more information on how the OneStopTB mobile clinics and the CAD4TB artificial intelligence software have been used in Ethiopia, please view the story of ‘The Introduction of CAD4TB in Ethiopian NTLP’, as presented by Dr Daniel Gemechu, Regional Director of MSH in Ethiopia. The story was presented during the Delft Q3 webinar of 2022.