[QODLink]
Lifelines

Blood donors and stinky socks

Meet the scientists at 'Mosquito city' who are using unusual and innovative methods to tackle malaria.

Last updated: 13 Aug 2014 07:27
Email Article
Print Article
Share article
Send Feedback

Would you be willing to let thousands of mosquitoes take a blood-meal from your arm in the name of science?

At the Ifakara Health Institute in Tanzania there are volunteers who do just that.

Research scientist Fredros Okumu shows Al Jazeera's Lifelines: The Quest for Global Health around 'Mosquito City', a research facility in Tanzania's Kilombero Valley that studies how mosquitos have evolved to evade traditional precautions against malaria like bed nets.

From the feeding tents where mosquitoes are bred to the testing station where stinky socks are being used to trick mosquitoes into traps, these health heroes are using innovative and unusual techniques to advance their battle against malaria. 

See more of Okumu and his team in the Lifelines epsiode 'The End Game'.

125

Source:
Al Jazeera
Email Article
Print Article
Share article
Send Feedback
Topics in this article
People
Country
Organisation
Featured on Al Jazeera
An innovative rehabilitation programme offers Danish fighters in Syria an escape route and help without prosecution.
Street tension between radical Muslims and Holland's hard right rises, as Islamic State anxiety grows.
Take an immersive look at the challenges facing the war-torn country as US troops begin their withdrawal.
Ministers and MPs caught on camera sleeping through important speeches have sparked criticism that they are not working.
JOIN THE QUEST FOR GLOBAL HEALTH

About LifeLines
Lifelines: The Quest For Global Health
is Al Jazeera's new cross-platform project profiling the extraordinary work of global health workers as they tackle eight deadly diseases and conditions that afflict vulnerable communities across the globe. These good news stories stretch from the Philippines to Pakistan, Uganda to South Sudan, India to Senegal, featuring the people who are working to prevent, control or eradicate malaria, rabies, polio, leprosy, schistosomiasis, Guinea worm, river blindness, trachoma and maternal and neonatal mortality. Online, on screen and on the ground in affected communities, we will share their uplifting stories in Lifelines: The Quest For Global Health.
SIGN UP FOR EMAIL UPDATES
Sign up for regular updates about the people and their work around the world to tackle these diseases and conditions.
Lifelines will focus month by month on each condition here on our website and in 2014 will premiere an eight-part
documentary series on Al Jazeera English.