Lifesaving phones

An Israeli start-up aims at thwarting the biggest cause of death for women in the developing world.

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November 30, 2015 15:36
MobileODT

MobileODT’s Dinah Mwangi-Azegere demonstrates the Tel Aviv-based company’s EVA mobile cancer detector. (photo credit: BERNARD DICHEK)

 
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THERE IS no word in Swahili for cervix, so when Dinah Mwangi-Azegere discusses cervical cancer with women from villages in Kenya, it takes a bit of figurative language. “‘The cooking pot where the baby bakes’ is how I sometimes describe the cervix,” says Mwangi- Azegere, Director of Field Operations for an Israeli start-up that hopes to thwart the biggest cause of death for women in the developing world.

The new technology that Mwangi- Azegere is bringing to women in Kenya and elsewhere screens for cervical cancer by combining sophisticated medical imaging with the ease of using a mobile phone.

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