Autonomous Health

Healthcare in developing countries becomes more accessible with at-home use

Implications - Healthcare in developing countries is becoming more autonomous, with the proliferation of things like self-testing kits and contraceptives designed specifically for women. By giving citizens control over their own health, rather than relying on institutions, these ventures act as a form of empowerment that encourages self-care as a way of life.
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Female HIV Prevention Devices - The Dapivirine Ring's Anticipated Results Could Hold the Solution
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Mild 601 Clicks Pub: Aug 8, 15
Female HIV Prevention Devices
The Dapivirine Ring's Anticipated Results Could Hold the Solution
The Dapivirine ring is a microbicide vaginal ring that may be the desperately needed tool for HIV prevention worldwide, as well as the solution for the HIV/AIDS epidemic in sub-Saharan Africa. The... [More]
Self-Testing HIV Kits - Project Masiluleke is an HIV Kit That Consumers Can Use to Test Themselves
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Mild 252 Clicks Pub: Nov 9, 15
Self-Testing HIV Kits
Project Masiluleke is an HIV Kit That Consumers Can Use to Test Themselves
This self-testing HIV kit is the result of ‘Project Masiluleke,’ which began in 2008 to increase awareness of the disease. Project Masiluleke hoped to increase the amount of people who... [More]
Home HIV Tests - BioSure is a User-Friendly Test That's Easy to Use, Safe and Discrete
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Mild 259 Clicks Pub: Aug 3, 15
Home HIV Tests
BioSure is a User-Friendly Test That's Easy to Use, Safe and Discrete
In order to make it possible for people to get HIV test results from the safety of their own homes, BioSure developed what is now known as the first fully legal home HIV test. This user-friendly... [More]
Iodine-Laced Bindis - The 'Life Saving Dot' Could Help Improve the Health of Rural Indian Women
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Untested 662 Clicks Pub: Apr 8, 15
Iodine-Laced Bindis
The 'Life Saving Dot' Could Help Improve the Health of Rural Indian Women
Bindis—decorative red dots worn on the forehead—are ubiquitous in India, and are widely worn by many Hindu women.Now, India-based Neelvasant Medical Foundation and ad agency Grey Group... [More]
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