Tuberculosis is significant, with tuberculosis being further exacerbated since the war started in 2015. Between 2006 and 2018, a notable rising incidence of cases was observed in all age groups. The sharpest increase occurred in children under 15, where pediatric TB accounted for 9.6% of all reported cases.
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. In more detail, 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, Yemen and Palestine.
In Yemen specifically, 7 Delft Light portable X-ray systems were delivered, each with the CAD4TB artificial intelligence solution, used to support the rapid screening and triage of TB based on chest X-rays using artificial intelligence. 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.