According to the World Health Organization (WHO), tuberculosis (TB) remains a significant public health issue and a leading cause of death in Mozambique. In July 2020, their report on Mozambique reflected that TB incidence rates had not improved in recent years, and the TB epidemic was compounded by the generalised HIV epidemic, with an adult HIV prevalence of 12.6% in 2018 (about 2.2 million people).
The WHO reported that in 2018, an estimated 162,000 people (551 cases per 100,000 people) fell ill with TB in Mozambique. Of those, 58,000 (36%) were co-infected with TB and HIV. Yet, according to the WHO global TB report, only 93,546 were reported, leaving an alarming 68,454 cases (42%) unreached by the health system. Approximately 43,000 people (145 per 100,000) died from TB in Mozambique, with people living with HIV accounting for half of those deaths.
Over the years, Delft Imaging has supplied over 54 Delft Light portable X-ray systems, several mobile laboratories and dozens of CAD4TB artificial intelligence solutions to Mozambique to support them in the fight against TB.
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