Bednets play an important role in fighting malaria. I speak with Paul Krezanoski about the unreliable mechanisms of monitoring bednet usage and his high-tech solution, the SmartNet.
The Matiscope is a non-invasive, bloodless method of malaria diagnosis. I speak with Brian Gitta, a Ugandan IT Specialist, who developed the technology
A new study has found that fungus, genetically enhanced to produce spider toxin, can kill a large-number of malaria-carrying mosquitos. I speak with Brian Lovett, who is one of the authors of the paper.
Hear the voices behind Tanzania’s Communication and Development Centre. Funded by GSK and Comic Relief, it trains health workers to educate families about malaria.
The Mobile Malaria team have just set off on a 6,000 km journey across Africa, taking portable DNA sequencing technology with them on the road. I speak with Dr George Busby who leads the team.
Creating reference genomes for mosquitos is a challenge. But now, in a partnership between the Sanger Institute and PacBio, it can be made with just 100 nanograms of DNA.
Fatou Secka, from The Gambia, is using a 3D-printed lens adapter to analyse blood samples for malaria. She hopes to one day develop her own low-cost microscope for malaria diagnosis.