Uganda: 24 year old Brian Gitta developed a bloodless malaria test called Matibabu

The $33,000 Africa Prize for Engineering Innovation has been awarded to a 24-year old Ugandan engineer for his invention of a bloodless malaria test: Matibabu (meaning ‘treatment’ in Swahilo). Malaria infects some 300 million to 600 million every year around the world, according to Unicef, and Sub-Saharan Africa alone accounts for 90% of the world’s 580,000 annual malaria deaths.…

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Next Einstein Forum Launches “Scientific African” to help Boost Research From Africa

"Next Einstein Forum Launches Scientific African, an Open Access Multi-disciplinary Journal to Boost the Global Reach of Research From Africa." African scientists have long struggled to get their researches acknowledged and recognized on the continent and globally. To get more work of African scientists seen on a global platform, the Next Einstein Forum (NEF), an…

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Jaha Mapenzi from Gambia, nominated for 2018 Nobel Peace Prize

Jaha has fought against Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) and has been nominated for the Nobel Peace prize. She was nominated for the award by Jette Christenssen, a Norwegian politician, at the launch of the film ‘Jaha’s Promise’ in 2017. Christenssen said “ Her case is incredibly important not only for what’s happening in Gambia, but the…

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Tanzania set to launch the world’s largest drone delivery network

Tanzania is set to launch the world’s largest drone delivery network early 2018, with drones parachuting blood and medicines out of the skies to save the lives of many in the region. Zipline, a Californian drone-delivery startup that has been delivering blood to Rwandan clinics since October, recently announced that it’s expanding its operations into…

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Mamaope: the Medical smart jacket that tackles misdiagnosis of pneumonia

Young Ugandan Brian Turyabagye, invented a biochemical smart jacket, called Mamaope, which detects pneumonia 3 to 4 times faster than the orthodox doctors’ detection.  In Sub-Saharan Africa, pneumonia kills half a million children aged five and below every year; this accounts for half of all global deaths of children under five from pneumonia (UNICEF). Unfortunately, not enough…

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