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As the world and Africa, in particular, continues to grapple with malaria, Tanzania’s Ifakara Health Institute has developed a new technology that has proven quite effective in fighting malaria. According to the Daily News, Ifakara Health Institute has created insecticide-laden tubes, known as “Eave Tubes,” that attract and kill female Anopheles mosquitoes that transmit malaria. Full story follow this link https://face2faceafrica.com/article/eaves-tubes

To see more details about this project, and to contact lead scientists, please click on these links on our website:

  1. Low-cost mosquito contamination devices for sustainable malaria control
  2. Evaluation of the eave tube technology for malaria control in Tanzania

One Response to Tanzanian institute develops new technology to fight malaria

  1. Hello Fredros,

    I have just finished reading http://edition.cnn.com/2017/02/16/health/malaria-zika-mosquito-bite-prevention/index.html and I am very interested in seeing you succeed.

    I suffer like no other person that I have ever met in my short 47 years on this planet. I am the person who gets invited to parties, events and bbq’s to act as the “mosquito attractant”, I can be in a group of 50 or more people and I am the only one getting bite after bite after bite. People can’t believe it that when I show up the biting on them stops.

    If you could extract and bottle whatever I have then you could make the greatest trap ever. I wish you the best of luck and I truly hope you succeed in your endeavors at solving this very annoying “tiny” buzzing problem.

    I will be watching you with great interest.
    My wishes to you.

    Gary Paterson

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