Last year, three Ugandan researchers developed a diagnostic kit that gives a result in two minutes with the help of a Smartphone after one of the co-founders called Brian got malaria which was difficult to diagnose as he had other diseases too as narrated by co-founder Sheffik Ssekito
The Matibabu device uses light scattering and magnetism. The Kampala-based researchers said their motivation stemmed from the fact that they had all previously been infected with malaria.
In 2012 two Burkinabe (Burkina Faso) students Moctar Dembélé and Gérard Niyondiko innovated malaria-repellent soap from natural herbs, the brains behind Faso Soap, were awarded a $25,000 prize for their invention in 2013 when they became the first African winners of the Global Social Venture Competition at the University of California Berkeley.
On the other hand, across the globe in the United States which is very close to where I am writing this blog, a few years ago they innovated all natural mosquito repellent non-toxic bar soap called Osana which has proved to be very effective in combating not only malaria and other mosquitoes transmitted diseases such as; Zika
In January 2017 Roperfree mosquito repellents & Aromatherapy was launched by Roperfree Brand products. The innovation of Roperfree mosquito repellent came at a time when malaria was attracting a global concern as it is still number one killer disease. The mosquito repellent has saved many lives and filled the gaps were mosquito nets cannot fill. This innovation is not only for saving lives but a brand ambassador for Uganda.
According to the reviews/testimonials from clients; Roperfree mosquito repellent is one the best repellent on the global market because of its efficacy and other benefits attributed to it.
Many organizations have positioned their fight against malaria in Africa such as; Fight Malaria is channelling its audience in Africa including Uganda. Malaria resourceful information can be downloaded from this site for free. www.fightmalaria.co.uk
We’re seeing so many exciting new products and innovations, especially in the vector-control space, some of these tools are being developed by Africans themselves and some by Africans in coordination with others.”
There is a lot in the pipeline, but we have to do what we can with the universal tools proven to save lives.
Roperfree mosquito repellents/Aromatherapy can be purchased online at www.fightmalaria.co.uk/roperfree
In Kampala Roperfree mosquito repellents and Aromatherapy can be purchased at:
• Friecca Pharmacy- Wandegeya
• WestLink Pharmacy-Quality Village Mall –Lubowa
• Roper fashions- Kampala Plaza on Kampala Road
• Kasumba Square Mall