What is the greatest fear in Africa when it comes to health? Believe it or not, it is a disease carried by a mosquito called Malaria. There is a rampant spread of this disease that affects the globally. It is a life-threatening disease that causes the death of million people. In fact, every single minute past, there is a child in Africa who suffered and died from malaria. Globally, 90% of the victims who died from malaria are from the African region. If this incidence would not be stopped, there would be more children would die because of malaria. It is better that every person should know the source and how this disease spreads.
The Mosquitoes that carry malaria could never be stopped, but there are ways to prevent malaria itself. Here are five of the most innovative ways discovered so far.
This awesome and effective way of preventing malaria was developed by Cree Industries. The formula is then embedded into logs and wrapped in soluble bags which are then dropped to water reserves where it dissolves slowly for a total of 15 days.
4. Anti-malaria tea
This tea is made from one of the most common sources of the treatment of malaria which is the Artemesia, a sweet wormwood plant that is mostly found in China. There are still a lot of debates as to the effectiveness of this tea but evidence from a certain community in Ugandan has proven its worth.
3. Anti-malaria Soap
The anti-malaria soap was formulated by two African students by combining karate citronella and other herbs.
2. Mobile Diagnostic Device
The device was developed by the Amplino company with the intention of being able to diagnose patients as early as possible. The data collected by the device is also uploaded to cloud which also helps a lot for analytic purposes.
1. Light Sensor Testing App
This award winning application was developed by a group of students from Makerere University who call themselves Code 8. This is truly one of the most innovative was as it can diagnose a patient’s blood without even the aid of a needle.