Ukweli Teststrips

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Faculty Mentor/s:

Khanjan Mehta, Creative Inquiry

 

Students on the team this summer:  

Skyler Martinez ‘22, Biological Sciences

Anneke Roy ‘21, Sociology

Noah Weaver ‘21, Biological Sciences

 

Project Description:

Sierra Leone has the highest maternal mortality rate in the world. This team has developed inexpensive (2-cent) test strips to screen women for Urinary Tract Infections and Preeclampsia during pregnancy. The team recently received regulatory approval from the Pharmacy Control Board in Sierra Leone, and is preparing for fieldwork in August to strengthen field operations, design and implement effective messaging strategies, and integrate the test strips into the national healthcare system. 

 

Month/Year Project Began:

June 2020