14 Anitah Kusaasira

14 Digital Speech Assistant

May 5, 2022 @ 11:00 – 11:50 UTC Timezone
Room B - BBB

Speakers: Anitah Kusaasira 

Facilitator: Liz McNeill

Communication between deaf persons and health workers has been a great challenge. A number of the deaf persons are unable to access proper health care services because of the lack of certified sign language interpreters in our health facilities. Also the available certified sign language interpreters are expensive to hire and maintain. Besides, using sign language interpreters compromises patients’ privacy as they may not fully express their concerns leading to misdiagnosis, medical errors, non adherence to treatment and poor health outcomes. The Digital Speech Assistant has developed an application that will aid effective communication between deaf patients and health workers enabling health workers to take accurate history, make right diagnosis, provide clear treatment instructions and ensure privacy.

Contributor: Nura Izath

Recording:  https://youtu.be/dTGimiu5nSY