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How Using Saliva in Malaria Diagnostics Empowers People in Malaria-endemic Communities to Fight the Disease

Malaria acts quickly. Every hour that passes after the onset of symptoms increases the risk of death or permanent disability. Therefore, a diagnostic test is critical as soon as symptoms present. Dr. Benji Pretorius at ERADA Technology Alliance, examines how the use of saliva, rather than blood, in malaria diagnostics could both improve accessibility to malaria tests and help to uphold COVID-19 social distancing and empower people living in malaria-endemic communities.