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Saving Lives From Malaria – With Paper and Rubber Bands #superheroalert

For some good news, have you heard of this crazy ingenious malaria testing solution? As many of you know, the US eliminated malaria using DDT–but then internationally, with European assistance, banned the use of it in other nations due to environmental concerns. As a result, none of the lower income nations on the African continent had a chance to eliminate malaria cheaply before DDT disappeared. Kind of unfair, huh? Today scientists continue to struggle with cheap ways to diagnose and treat malaria in low-income areas, and new solutions for mosquito eradication range from the simple net to the unusual release of sterile males into the mosquito population. I was really excited to see the following video–check it out!

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