|Haemoglobin Colour Scale ... A Practical Answer to a Vital Need (WHO - OMS, 6 p.)|
After several years of development and field trials, the Haemoglobin Colour Scale is now commercially available, primarily to assist developing countries in the detection and management of anaemia. The device is not intended to compete with existing laboratory haemoglobinometry, but rather increase access to health technology for peripheral health services in resource-poor settings.
The clinical utility of the Scale has been demonstrated in the screening of blood donors for anaemia, malaria management, antenatal and child health programmes, iron therapy control, in hookworm infection and in decisions to refer severe anaemia patients for hospital treatment. It will also be an extremely useful tool for point of care anaemia checks anywhere, mainly for women and children suspected of being anaemic.
Use of this medical device requires no specialized training. It doesn't depend on electricity or batteries and needs no maintenance. It is portable and the results are immediate.
The Haemoglobin Colour Scale is a practical answer to a vital need, a need contained in the first strategic direction of WHO: to reduce mortality and morbidity, particularly of the world's poor and marginalised populations.
The Haemoglobin Colour Scale
requires no specialized training,
electricity or battery ... It's portable,
and the results are immediate