Date Issued: May 20, 2016 –
Ghana’s Ministry of Health plans to invest 21.6 million euros in a project to detect tuberculosis at an early stage.
This eHealth project, which involves a network of 52 digital X-ray systems, is funded by a 7-million-euro Dutch ORIO (Facility for Infrastructure Development) subsidy, and a concessional loan. On 19 May, the project documents were officially signed at the Ministry of Health in Accra, in the presence of Ghana’s Minister of Health and the Dutch Ambassador to Ghana, as well as RVO.nl and Oldelft representatives from the Netherlands. Ghana had selected Oldelft Benelux from Veenendaal as a “turnkey” supplier.
The company will cooperate with its technology partner, Delft Imaging Systems, in the implementation of this project. The 52 digital X-ray systems, which are equipped with Computer Aided Detection software (CAD4TB), form a national platform for teleradiology. It should be noted that, in addition to detecting cases of TB from chest X-rays, these X-ray systems also enable the hospitals to diagnose cancer, trauma, etc. This project will give eHealth in Ghana a huge boost.