clockTime to watch: 03:10Posted on June 13, 2019

Brian Gitta

2019 Rolex Awards Laureate Documentary

In 2019, about 220 million humans worldwide will suffer from malaria and nearly half a million – mostly children – will die from it. The key to successfully treating malaria is fast diagnosis. Current tests require a blood test, a microscope and a highly trained analyst – all of which are not always available in the developing world. Ugandan IT specialist Brian Gitta and his team have developed a portable electronic device, the Matiscope, that provides results in minutes using light and magnets – without the need for a blood sample.

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