ZedScan showcased at Universal Health Coverage Forum - Japan
Thursday 14th December 2017
The forum hosted by the Government of Japan, and jointly organised by the World Bank Group, the World Health Organization, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) and UHC2030, highlighted new and innovative ways in which affordable healthcare can be delivered throughout the world.
ZedScan™, is a real time diagnostic system that is used alongside standard colposcopy to provide an objective assessment of the cervical epithelial tissue. ZedScan™ uses electrical impedance spectroscopy (EIS) to detect high-grade cell changes, which may develop into cervical cancer.
According to the World Bank, the path to UHC by 2030 cannot be through business as usual: innovation in all aspects of the health system is essential to its success. Around the world, ingenious practitioners and passionate changemakers, very often with limited resources in difficult environments, are making huge strides to accelerate progress towards UHC through innovation.
Sameer Kothari, CEO of Zilico Ltd, attended the event and met World Bank President, Jim Yong Kim, who has a global focus on achieving accessible ‘Health for All’. Zilico Ltd is delighted that ZedScan™ has been recognised as a diagnostic device, supported by real-word data from mature healthcare markets, which could support global healthcare inequalities and look forward to continually working with the UHC organisations to achieve this.