For a disease that is not only preventable but also curable, malaria sure does claim more lives than it needs to. The World Health Organization (WHO) puts the death tolls of malaria-related deaths at 438,000 people, the majority of which were in sub-Saharan Africa.
There is a new medical technology innovation by John Lewandowski, a 26-year-old Ph.D. student in Mechanical Engineering at MIT. This medical device is said to be far superior and accurate at diagnosis malaria in its earliest stages.
In an interview with CNNMoney, Lewandowski stated, “Early detection is very important, typically in the first five to seven days before symptoms arise, so that treatment can begin.”
The medical device called RAM (Rapid Assessment of Malaria), said to detect malaria under five seconds from one drop of blood. The motive behind RAM is to diagnose malaria quickly and cheaply.
Looking at most countries developing countries in Asia and Africa, the deaths from malaria is the result of late diagnosis, which leads to higher cost of treatment. That is because they primarily …read more
Read more here:: Nigeria To Get A Med Tech Device That Diagnoses Malaria In 5 Seconds