A hole-in-the-wall machine that dispenses antiretroviral drugs

A hole-in-the-wall machine that dispenses antiretroviral drugs to people with HIV will be unveiled in Durban on ahead of a pilot scheme that will see units installed in rural areas miles from the nearest doctor or clinic. The machine has been developed at the Right to Care project in the Helen Joseph hospital, Johannesburg, and is a prototype of what its South African developers believe could be a game-changer in the fight to contain the Aids pandemic in their country and beyond. ...details at the Guardian The £63,000 machine – with robotics from Germany teamed with local expertise on software – will be unveiled at the 2016 International Aids Conference, which began in Durban this week.

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