Finding a New Way to Fight Malaria

Publisher:
allAfrica.com [allAfrica] (Washington, DC)
Publication Date:
8 April 2019
Tags:
Africa, International Organizations and Africa, Malaria

allAfrica's Nontobeko Mlambo spoke with Gérard Niyondiko, an engineer and a social entrepreneur who studied chemistry. He is the co-founder of Maïa Africa, which aims to protect from malaria. MAÏA is the first vector control tool designed in Africa with the Malaria Research and Training Center in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso and local women to protect vulnerable people by integrating it into their daily habits. The goal is to protect 20,000 people in the outlying areas of Ouagadougou with the long-lasting mosquito-repellent ointment over the course of 2019.

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