In an age of technological breakthroughs, biometric technology is becoming part and parcel of daily living. Many institutions globally are implementing the biometric technology, especially the fingerprint technology. In healthcare sectors, biometric fingerprint technology has proven to be a useful tool in solving some of the complex problems that regions with limited resources face.
In Africa, identification of patients within health services is a tough operational challenge. This is not only true for African countries but also other parts of the globe facing resource limitations. For instance, when tracking groups that are prone to HIV risks for provision of service or in the vaccine trial context, misidentification of patients can result to harm and trial outcomes that are biased.