In addition to the great low-cost device I recently discovered to help fight malaria, Matibabu, a mobile app, is another great tool to help prevent the thousands of deaths caused by malaria occurring among African children.
Matibabu is an African innovation that requires only an LED and light sensor connected to smart phone to determine the state of the red blood cells. Timely testing and access to affordable testing equipment are two of the major challenges in remote African areas.
This device offers a portable, low-cost alternative that will have significant impact to increase access to malaria testing in rural Africa!
Thanks to Matibabu, a mobile app, Ugandans can now be able to detect malaria causing parasites, one of Africa’s biggest killers. It eliminates the need to prick a patient and draw blood for the test.