Invest in the Future: Defeat Malaria

Can there be a world without malaria? It will require an expansion of current strategies and innovative solutions, such as the Rapid Assessment of Malaria device, which uses refrigerator strength magnets and a laser point to diagnose malaria, and Malaria Consortium’s use of mobile technology and village health groups to support community health care.

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New Sensor Hones in on Disease-Carrying Mosquitoes

The Kew centre in London is a finalist in the Google Impact Challenges UK competition, wherein it is showcasing a “mini-acoustic sensor” which, if successful, provides a real-time alert to the presence of disease carrying mosquitoes. KEW’s innovation is one of 10 other projects that could be awarded up to £500,000. The Google Impact Challenges competition seeks to award funding to 10 charitable projects that use innovative technology to change the world.

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