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.
Rachel Carson was a passionate scientist and ecologist who wrote about the environment. Her most famous book, Silent Spring, discusses the consequences of DDT misuse.