In 2020, the population of Peru was approximately 33 million people. In that same year, an estimated 38,000 people developed TB. Among them, 2,600 were children. Moreover, there were 14,250 missing people with TB (1,667 were children).
In 2018, Delft Imaging started collaborating with Socios en Salud as part of the ZeroTB initiative, intending to screen 100,000 people in Peru using CAD4TB. CAD4TB is the software that uses artificial intelligence to detect TB-related abnormalities in a chest X-ray automatically.
In 2019, Socios en Salud procured the CAD4TB artificial intelligence solution for another two sites to support TB screening efforts.
In 2021, Socios en Salud procured CAD4TB for another 11 sites, intending to screen another 130,000 people. Later that same year, another 50,000 additional people were screened.
In 2023, another site supported by Socios en Salud received access to CAD4TB.
Making a difference
A 2022 study examined integrated screening and testing for TB and COVID-19 in Peru. The study used CAD4TB and showed that integrated screening can help avoid delays in diagnosing TB and COVID-19.