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Non-invasive malaria test wins Africa engineering prize
by Rodney Muhumuza
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24 June 2018
On 24 June 2018 The Associated Press reported:
Languishing with fever and frustrated by delays in diagnosing his illness, Brian Gitta came up with a bright idea: a malaria test that would not need blood samples or specialized laboratory technicians. That inspiration has won the 25-year-old Ugandan computer scientist a prestigious engineering prize for a non-invasive malaria test kit that he hopes will be widely used across Africa. For developing the reusable test kit known as Matibabu, Gitta this month was awarded the Africa Prize for Engineering Innovation.
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Malaria is the biggest killer in Africa, and the sub-Saharan region accounts for about 80 percent of the world's malaria cases and deaths.
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