Sharing technology and innovations
China has also made achievements in leveraging innovation to tackle global health and development challenges. In recent years, it has developed many innovations providing effective technology-driven health solutions to Africans.
With innovations such as the China-made Ebola Virus Real Time Kit, a portable molecular diagnostic device that enables blood sample results to be obtained in a record time of 10 minutes, thousands of lives can be saved. It was eventually listed by the WHO as a means of screening patients.
Another example is Arktek, a keg-like portable vaccine storage device, which helps address the problem of keeping vaccines cool in an environment with an unreliable power supply. The ice blocks in the device need to be refrozen only every 50 days in a low-temperature refrigerator, which is available in local hospitals, and one device can meet the needs of a community of about