Implementing a mobile diagnostic unit to increase access to imaging and laboratory services in western Kenya

  title={Implementing a mobile diagnostic unit to increase access to imaging and laboratory services in western Kenya},
  author={Roshni Dhoot and Jack Michael Stuart Humphrey and P O'Meara and Adrian Gardner and Clement J. McDonald and Kelvin Ogot and Sameer Kiran Antani and Joseph Abuya and Marc D. Kohli},
  journal={BMJ Global Health},
Access to basic imaging and laboratory services remains a major challenge in rural, resource-limited settings in sub-Saharan Africa. In 2016, the Academic Model Providing Access to Healthcare programme in western Kenya implemented a mobile diagnostic unit (MDU) outfitted with a generator-powered X-ray machine and basic laboratory tests to address the lack of these services at rural, low-resource, public health facilities. The objective of this paper is to describe the design, implementation… 

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