-- Evidence Medical is committed to reducing Hospital Acquired Infections and Superbugs in Africa
SOUTH BEND, Indiana, March 10, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- American Green Technology® (AGT) is partnering with Evidence Medical to market and distribute the Health Risk Management System (HRMS) exclusively to South Africa and Mauritius. With a combined population over 54 million, the South African healthcare system struggles to fight hospital-acquired infections (HAIs). One in seven patients (14.3%) admitted to hospital in South Africa is at high risk of contracting a HAI, with the increase in patient length of hospital stay between 5 - 30 days.
Evidence Medical, based in Johannesburg, South Africa, focuses on infection prevention and control in healthcare settings. The company is committed to improving patient care across Africa by reducing the rate of HAIs and lowering healthcare costs.
For founder and CEO, Marcel du Toit, the HRMS was an ideal fit for Evidence Medical. "Having personally experienced a life-threatening HAI, I know that addressing HAIs is one of the greatest healthcare challenges that hospitals face today. The HRMS is an excellent solution to the problem. Not only does it provide unsurpassed air disinfection, but it prevents recontamination of surfaces by those same deadly pathogens that are infecting 1 out of 7 patients who enter the hospital each day. It is a revolutionary product that will impact a lot of lives in South Africa and Mauritius."
"Reaching a part of the world like South Africa marks a milestone for our company," said Danny Bogar, CEO of AGT. "It is rewarding to have a global impact with your products, especially one like the HRMS that can affect people's lives for the better. We're excited that Evidence Medical will be representing AGT in the local market."
For more information about Evidence Medical, log onto www.evidencemedical.co.za.
About Evidence Medical:
Evidence Medical (Proprietary) Limited is a South African company focusing on infection prevention and control in healthcare settings. The company was established as a response to the growing pandemic of hospital-acquired infections (HAIs) in South African healthcare facilities. Evidence Medical is committed to improving patient care across Africa by reducing the rate of hospital-acquired infections, lowering healthcare costs, and saving lives. www.evidencemedical.co.za
About American Green Technology:
American Green Technology® (AGT), a leading manufacturer of safe lighting solutions for industry and healthcare, is dedicated to developing innovative, sustainable products to positively impact the health, economy, and environment of global communities. AGT's Health Risk Management System (HRMS) is a patented UVC lighting product clinically proven to eliminate 99.7% of airborne pathogens that cause Healthcare-associated Infections (HAIs). agthrms.com
SOURCE American Green Technology