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Specimen Sample Transportation in Lesotho
Umeå University, Faculty of Science and Technology, Umeå Institute of Design.
2012 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Sample Transport Riders in Lesotho delivers up to 2000 blood and sputum samples per week as well as the results by riding on motorcycles for HIV and TB diagnosis and monitoring for patients. They have critical role in medical eco system of Lesotho thus riding 4-5days per week whether snowing or raining as long as the roads are safe to ride on. This degree project explored various design opportunities around the everyday life of sample transportation riders. Based on 12 days of qualitative research in Lesotho, the clear need for new sample transportation backpack and system was identified and became a focus of this degree project.

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blood and sputum samples, sample transportation riders, sample transportation backpack
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Design Public Health, Global Health, Social Medicine and Epidemiology
URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-58186OAI: diva2:548238
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Degree Project, Advanced Product Design
Educational program
Master's programme in Advanced Product Design
Available from: 2012-08-30 Created: 2012-08-27 Last updated: 2013-11-04Bibliographically approved

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