App to revolutionise anaemia screening
Monash medical students Jennifer Tang and Jarrel Seah, both 22, came up with Eyenaemia while on a rural placement in Mildura, Victoria, as part of an ACRRM scholarship, which exposed them to the reality of health services in the bush.
“You read about rural medicine, and you do study it when you’re in first and second year, but you don’t understand it until you’re out there,” Ms Tang told MO.
She recounted seeing a doctor pull down a child’s eyelid to diagnose worms. “For young children in rural Australia, anaemia might be the only sign of a helminth infection,