Accessibility saves lives.

Mercy Asiedu, PhD in biomedical engineering from Duke University, and a Lemelson-MIT Student Prize winner, is passionate about bringing technological innovations in healthcare to under-resourced settings. Growing up in Ghana, Mercy became aware of healthcare inequalities, especially for women, that existed in the lower socio-economic parts of her home country. Mercy knew she wanted to work towards bridging the disparity gap of health systems between economically disadvantaged areas and more affluent ones. This goal led her to invent the Callascope, a low-cost, easy-to-use imaging device that is able to capture a magnified view of the cervix. The Callascope has the potential to be used both by doctors or by patients themselves. Read more about Dr. Asiedu here.

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