Ugandan Wins Africa Prize for Groundbreaking Malaria Test

A 24-year-old software engineer has won the Africa Prize for Engineering Innovation. Brian Gitta is the first Ugandan to win the prestigious prize, and the youngest winner to date. Gitta and his team developed Matibabu, a device which tests for malaria without drawing blood.

Africa Prize judge Rebecca Enonchong presents Ugandan Brian Gitta of Matibabu with the Africa Prize winner's medal.


  • Matibabu App Diagnoses Malaria

    TRT World
    TRT World
    Publication Date:
    15 June 2018

    Cases of malaria around the world are increasing, according to a report by the World Health Organization. In Uganda where the disease is endemic, a ... see more »

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