In his web lecture, Cees van Beers spoke briefly about a frugal thermometer developed by students from Delft, Leiden and Rotterdam in close consultation with local stakeholders in Uganda. This device is able to accurately measure the temperature of (especially) women and children in Africa. Often, tactile measurement of body temperature, e.g. with a hand against the forehead, is the only diagnostic recourse for mothers and other caretakers of young children to establish fever. The newly developed device is affordable, hygienic, reliable, safe, simple to use and suitable for tropical contexts.
The following video gives some more information (note: no download available)