Uzbekistan declared ‘malaria-free’ by WHO, Australian veterans ‘no better off’ after a Senate inquiry into Mefloquine, a UN Biodiversity Conference decides not to ban ‘gene drives’ and Longleat Safari Park close penguin enclosure following malaria outbreak.
I’m joined by Lukyn Gedge who is coordinating the Microbide Bucket Challenge in India. Her team is testing the efficacy of a new biodegradable larvicide that can kill mosquitos, releasing carbon dioxide and water into the atmosphere.
The Ugandan Ministry of Health announces plans to use Rapid Diagnostic Kits to detect malaria, Kenyan governors say that medical equipment from state-owned ‘Kemsa’ is faulty and a married couple from Indonesia nearly recover from monkey malaria.
Microbide is developing a biodegradable insecticide for the control of mosquitoes. It’s currently undergoing so-called ‘bucket trials’ in India.
Stellar Murumba has been investigating substandard antimalarial drugs. Her work has led to the Kenyan Health Ministry to recall Duo-Cotecxin, a commonly used antimalarial.