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Medical Doctor from Burkina Faso wins Award for constructive Research on Malaria



The Royal Society in Britain has given an award to scientist from Burkina Faso, Dr. Abdoulaye Diabate, for his research on new ways to combat the mosquito that transmits malaria. Dr. Diabate focused his work on the reproductive patterns of male mosquitoes, and his findings have given a new clue on how to fight malaria. He discovered that during the rainy season the mosquitoes move together in a big group in the same place to mate. This presents an opportunity to disrupt their breeding patterns. His findings open ways for new malaria control approaches such as engineered mosquitoes and sterile insect techniques. This is what he told reporters in London. RealAudioMP3
Dr. Diabate’s findings open ways for new malaria control approaches such as engineered mosquitoes and sterile insect techniques. Malaria kills more than half a million people every year in Africa, most of them children.




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