Recent innovations in the malaria fight are saving thousands of lives every single day. Meet some of those whose lives have been impacted by modern day developments.
As a community health volunteer, Douglas has been donating his free time to fighting malaria and helping to protect his 300 neighbors from the disease. When a neighbor feels sick, they can visit Douglas and get tested –and, if needed - treated, for malaria. Douglas records cases via an app on his mobile device that feeds data to the central database where the country is monitoring transmission.
New RDTs will be able to detect the parasite in seemingly HEALTHY people who are acting as active hosts of the disease.
Next-generation pills can eliminate the parasite with a single dose, are immune from recent drug resistance and will protect from reinfection.
Vaccines are currently in development to not only protect humans, but to block transmission from humans to mosquitoes - eliminating the vector that passes the disease from person to person.
Mobile phones are already being used to battle fake drugs, manage stock supplies at clinics and provide instant response to reported outbreaks.
MALARIA NO MORE
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