Diagnosing malaria quickly and accurately in the field
By diagnosing malaria from thick or thin film blood slides in a quicker and more accurate way than traditional diagnostic methods of optical microscopy and testing labs, the way we diagnose disease could be rethought. This kind of technology provides a cheap, reliable solution to health workers in the field. The results are stored, so cannot be degraded over time, and they can provide a clear picture through statistical data trends that could lead to predicting epidemics.
Malaria is a life-threatening disease caused by parasites that are transmitted to people through the bites of infected female Anopheles mosquitoes. It is preventable and curable. In 2018, there were an estimated 228 million cases of malaria worldwide.