Between July 2019 and September 2020, hundreds of tuberculosis cases were detected in northwest Syria, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). However, there are still many challenges and missing links for the optimal implementation of the Eng TB Strategy, per the WHO’s Guidelines.
We have had the pleasure of working with the International Organization for Migration (IOM) to support multiple projects, especially in the Middle East. In more detail, in 2021, we were part of the Middle East Response (MER), a project funded by the Global Fund, where we implemented CAD4TB projects ( including 24 CAD4TBboxes) and Delft Light portable X-ray systems to be used within Syria, Lebanon, Jordan, Iraq, Yemen and Palestine. From then, our install base has been expanded in collaboration with IOM. To learn more about our activities for IOM, please visit our flagship project page.
In 2023, Delft Imaging delivered six Delft Light portable backpack X-ray systems to IOM to support Syria’s screening of tuberculosis in remote areas of the country. The project also received the CAD4TB artificial intelligence software for the automated interpretation of chest X-rays for TB-related abnormalities. The project included installation and training services for its successful implementation.