With the global fight against the COVID-19 pandemic, the management of endemic diseases such as Malaria has become a huge burden especially to countries in Sub-Saharan Africa.
As a solution, an 18-year-old Cameroonian has invented an application named Madical to assist in combatting the disease. The idea, Mbah Jarvis says, was generated after visiting hospital several times and discovering that most of patients I came across where hospitalized because of malaria.
“… I decided to come up with this application that helps build an AI (Artificial Intelligence) system that could help predict which part/region of a country is most affected with Malaria,” he explains.
Madical, Jarvis posits, “could help countries battling with Covid-19 and Malaria especially those in sub-Saharan Africa with minimal health resources to know how to allocate resources to better manage Malaria while the fight against covid-19 continues and also to prevent another disease outbreak.”
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