Tackling Occupational and Nosocomial Infection using Vitex-Medical Assistant Tool

Faith-Michael Uzoka, Mugisha Gift, Kingsley Attai, Boluwaji A. Akinnuwesi, Samali V. Mlay, Peter Zeh, Arnold Kiirya, Christine Muhumza, Justine N. Bukenya, Stephen FASHOTO, Daniel ASUQUO, Christie Akwaowo, Oryina Kingsley Akputu, Mercy E. Edoho, Ifiok Udo, Lucy Amaiyo, Andile S. Metfula, Gorretti Kyeyune

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In middle- and low-income countries where higher nosocomial infection rates have been reported, approximately 5% to 10% of hospitalized patients have some infection acquired after admission. Recent studies suggest that contaminated environmental surfaces may play a major role in the transmission of nosocomial infections. Therefore, this study presents an e-Medical Assistant Tool (Vitex), which is a mobile device that disinfects wards of 100 square feet in a single cycle which can be increased since the device is mobile by using powerful U.V rays of 222nm that can be used in occupied rooms without adverse effects on human health. It also employs artificial intelligence, big data, and machine learning to improve patient care and practitioner assistance. Unlike existing similar devices, our innovation disinfects the ward, and facilitates healthcare provision via remote patient consultation and diagnosis; thus, bringing care nearer to the patient.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2022 IST-Africa Conference, IST-Africa 2022
EditorsMiriam Cunningham, Paul Cunningham
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Number of pages9
ISBN (Electronic)9781905824694
ISBN (Print)978-1-905824-68-7
Publication statusPublished - 16 May 2022
Event2022 IST-Africa Conference, IST-Africa 2022 - Virtual, Online, Ireland
Duration: 16 May 202220 May 2022

Publication series

Name2022 IST-Africa Conference, IST-Africa 2022
ISSN (Print)2576-859X
ISSN (Electronic)2576-8581


Conference2022 IST-Africa Conference, IST-Africa 2022
CityVirtual, Online

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© 2022 IST-Africa Institute and Authors.


  • healthcare access
  • Medical assistance tool
  • middle- and low-income countries
  • nosocomial infection

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Software
  • Information Systems and Management


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