Kenya: Cervical Cancer Screening Technology Wins Award
10 February 2017
Nairobi — SAP's Design and Co-Innovation Center together with Heidelberg University Hospital has optimized a cervical cancer screening test that combines applied medical research with the power of innovative SAP cloud technology to improve quality of life amongst women in Africa.
The digitized screening test, called "Emerging Technologies in Cervical Cancer Screening (ETiCCS)" scooped first prize of the dmi:Design Value Award* in 2016 for improving lives according to user-centered design principles.
Cervical cancer is the second most common cause of death for women worldwide and ranks #1 in Kenya.
Although it is easily preventable, most eligible women have never been screened and have no access to healthcare resources.
The cervical cancer screening test was piloted during a one-year study, and was tested on a total of 800 women at the Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital in Eldoret, Kenya.
At the UN Sustainable Development Summit 2015, 193 world leaders gathered to adopt 17 Sustainable Development Goals aimed at protecting the planet and ensuring prosperity for all by 2030.
Projects like ETiCCS proof SAP's mission how technology can effectively transform the healthcare industry and help medical professionals to address cancer diagnosis and treatment in fragile infrastructures which directly supports the UN's top 3 goal of Good Health & Well-Being.