Posted by Duncan Maru
To achieve health equity in rural Nepal, Nyaya Health deploys technologies that can operate effectively in an area with a unique set of social, economic, and logistical challenges. The QBC Autoread Plus is one such machine. This machine was originally donated to Nyaya Health by inventor Dr. Robert A. Levine, Clinical Professor of Laboratory Medicine at Yale School of Medicine, and QBC Diagnostics.
The Autoread Plus is a rugged and easy-to-use hematology centrifuge system that delivers rapid results to the clinical team. It only requires approximately 110 watts to operate, which is critical for establishing an energy-efficient lab in a place where the electric grid is unreliable. This has allowed us to rapidly diagnose and treat various conditions, including nutritional anemia, traumatic injuries, appendicitis, and tuberculosis. Details of Nyaya’s use of this QBC diagnostic are available on our wiki’s laboratory data page.
This week, QBC Diagnostics has donated an additional 1000 cuvettes to Nyaya Health so that we can continue this essential service. We are grateful to the QBC team for their sustained commitment and solidarity with the people of Achham.