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Noor Medical & Access Afya
Noor Medical’s Hybriclave is a hybrid electric-thermal autoclave that can operate either with a PV-battery system, other thermal energy inputs such as cooking gas, or conventional electricity. The Hybriclave enables health facilities with unstable electricity supplies to maintain safe medical equipment sterilization processes even in times of power shortages. Access Afya, operating in Kenya’s informal settlements, will pilot the Hybriclave in 5 of their clinics to test to efficacy and usability of the solution, in particular, the ability to continuing to successfully sterilize medical instruments during power outages.
Butterfly Network & Access Afya
Butterfly Network’s Butterfly iQ is a whole-body single-probe ultrasound system that connects to a mobile device. The iQ has a powerful suite of software tools that allow you to store, collaborate, access AI-powered advanced imaging tools and access Butterfly Network’s ultrasound education learning platform. Low-cost, portable and radiation free, iQ provides diagnostic imaging across 13 clinical indications which span the whole body. The iQ offers lung ultrasound to identify pulmonary complications in suspected or confirmed COVID-19 patients and helps risk stratify those for admission/closer observation. Access Afya, a low-cost primary healthcare provider with micro-clinics serving Kenyans living in informal settlements is piloting Butterfly iQ in 8 of their clinics, coupled with Butterfly’s TeleGuidance functionality, to increase access to ultrasound services, improving detection of COVID-19 and supporting antenatal care patients in informal settlements.