Peddtb: Pediatric Dose Dispenser for MDR-TB
Improving the efficiency & accuracy of pediatric MDR-TB treatment
Each year 80,000 children develop drug-resistant tuberculosis, yet there are no medications appropriate for their treatment.
Currently, doctors must cut adult medications by hand, which is inaccurate and inefficient.
To get to these doctors, sick children and their parents must travel to a health clinic every day for each two-year treatment, often missing school and work.
These obstacles affect the accuracy of treatment, deter compliance, and can be crippling to a family's finances. This unsustainable burden on patients, caregivers, and doctors is simply unacceptable.
PeDDTB is a two-part system that will streamline this process, freeing up doctors' time and enabling treatment to occur at home.