This colour scale is WHO-approved and accurately measures haemoglobin levels in the blood by using the colour of the blood on a test strip and comparing to the colour chart. Results of the anemia check are immediate. It is the lowest cost hemoglobinometer on the market. Studies show that it can be used in children and adults.
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According to WHO, “Anaemia affects over half of all young children and pregnant women in developing countries and is one of the commonest causes of preventable deaths in malaria-endemic countries. Reducing the anaemia burden is therefore essential in order to achieve the United Nations Millennium Development Goals concerned with reducing maternal and childhood mortality...Anaemia is the world’s second most common cause of disability– even non-severe anaemia is associated with increased stillbirths, low-birth-weight babies and intellectual and physical impairment in children. Anaemia is therefore one of the most serious, but relatively neglected, health problems. It is ‘neglected’ because compared to other major public health problems, such as HIV/AIDS, malaria and TB, proportionately little international effort has been put into developing appropriate technologies to detect and measure anaemia, and in implementing proven preventative strategies.”
The Hemoglobin Colour Scale test is WHO approved strategy for tackling the neglected anaemia problem. For more evidence and resources, please connect to our Innovation Index.
Critchley J, Bates I.. Haemoglobin colour scale for anaemia diagnosis where there is no laboratory: a systematic review. Int J Epidemiol 2005;34:1425-1434.
P F van Rheenen, L T T de Moor. Diagnostic accuracy of the haemoglobin colour scale in neonates and young infants in resource-poor countries. Trop Doct. 2007 Jul ;37 (3):158-61 http://pubget.com/paper/17716504
Includes 200 test strips, colour scale in a booklet, instruction manual.
We do NOT include the lancet for pricking the blood or the gloves to protect yourself from blood borne infection.
If you would like to do more than 200 test be sure to order an [additional refill kit] (http://maternova.net/test-strips-refill)
Like all of our products, we offer large discounts for volume purchases. In addition, we carry the kit in French. Please contact email@example.com for large volume purchases.
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