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Ova

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A framework to diagnose Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) affects up to twenty per cent of women in the United Kingdom, yet most are either diagnosed later than they should or misdiagnosed because of the fluctuating nature of the condition’s symptoms. Ova is a four-part initiative designed to engage young women, communities of PCOS patients and key stakeholders within the public-health sector to begin systematically screening for symptoms earlier in a playful, accessible and non-invasive way. By incentivising these groups to learn more about PCOS, accurate diagnosis becomes more likely and agency is transferred from medical specialists to broader sectors of the population.

Dipali Aphale

  • Dipali Aphale
    Imperial College London

    Dipali is a context-driven designer who combines empathy with evidence-based innovation to create a better world for those who need it most. The driving force behind her work is to discover points of opportunity between people and their relationships with products and services — mostly within the clinical and consumer side of the healthcare delivery + medical device industry. She is passionate about developing equitable solutions for under-served communities by creating experiences that are impactful, scalable, and contextually relevant.more

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