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'In Remote Villages, Surprising New Measures Save Children With Malaria '

Old 12-11-18, 10:52 PM
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'In Remote Villages, Surprising New Measures Save Children With Malaria '

'Other advances that help save children with malaria include rapid diagnostic tests, training local health workers to recognize the disease and a fleet of bicycle ambulances.
The test gives a diagnosis in minutes with only a finger-prick drop of blood.
The ambulances are metal carts about six feet long and four feet wide that can be made in a local welding shop and attached to most bicycles.
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/12/10/h...en-zambia.html
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Thanks for the link. Incidentally, the importance of bikes for transportation in Africa has a connection to malaria on its own. Because of the lack of resistance to malaria horses never got a foothold there and play no role in transportation or agriculture, raising the status of bikes.
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