RFI interviews Conrad Tankou, winner of the Africa Young Innovators for Health Award

30 November 2021.
By the Award program team

Radio France Internationale (RFI) interviews Conrad Tankou,  winner of the Africa Young Innovators for Health Award. Dr. Conrad Tankou has developed a telemedicine platform called GICMED, which allows oncologists to make a remote diagnosis.

More than 400,000 deaths from breast and cervical cancer occur annually in sub-Saharan Africa. Due to the lack of early diagnosis, the shortage of equipment, and the lack of specialized therapists, women living in rural areas are the most affected by this scourge.

The Cameroonian doctor explains how his innovation, a telemedicine platform, GICMED allows for remote diagnosis for breast and cervical cancer. And how he has set his sights on expanding GICMED to the whole of sub-Saharan Africa!

GICMED includes online training modules for health workers and offers isolated centers a smartphone microscopy system, an intelligent and connected speculum, and a simple biopsy device using a fine needle, but whose samples are analyzed almost directly via a 3G network, explains Dr. Conrad Tankou.

Click here to listen to the full interview in French.