According to the Ministry of Health in Lebanon, Lebanon is a low TB burden country with an estimated total TB incidence of 13 per 100,000 population. The trend of TB notification increased from 2012 onwards due to the influx of Syrian refugees and the migrant workforce in the country.
At Delft Imaging, we have had the pleasure of working with the International Organization for Migration (IOM) to support multiple projects, especially in the Middle East. Specifically, in 2021, we were part of the Middle East Response (MER), a project funded by the Global Fund, where we implemented a CAD4TB project including 24 CAD4TBboxes and various Delft Light portable backpack X-rays to be used within Syria, Lebanon, Jordan, Iraq and Yemen.
In Lebanon specifically, using artificial intelligence, several CAD4TB solutions were delivered to support the rapid screening and triage of TB based on chest X-rays. The project came with the necessary installation and training services.
For more information about the flagship project we supported as part of the MER project, please visit the relevant project page.