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Drones to data: Africans turn to healthtech

Drones to data: Africans turn to healthtech

KIM HARRISBERG and CHARLES PENSULO STANLEY NGWIRA was used to seeing mosquitoes throng the big sky over his village in Malawi, but a drone hovering above the swarms was a new sight altogether for the retired teacher. The drones had been programmed to monitor mosquito breeding grounds in the central district of Kasungu - one of a slew of innovations underway in Africa to harness technology for health. Cheap to buy and easy to use, the drones were set to work last year to help scientists map which bodies of water were infested with mosquitoes, carrying malaria in a continent…
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