I would like to ask the question regarding recent BBC report.

Ugandan wins Africa prize for bloodless malaria test

there are the increasing numbers of reports on malaria devices,

first was lab from the US, Prof Armani lab that claimed it detect malaria from blood sample without using of antibodies and tags, however later was actually proven that they didn't actually test it on the real sample, rather it was chemically synthesised analogue of precursor hemolysin.

Secondly Ugandan inventor claim

'Why can't we find a new way of using the skills we have found in computer science, of diagnosing a disease without having to prick somebody?" Mr Sekitto said.

which means that question asked about him in 2014 and the answer provided by is not correct,

the papers cited relates to direct measurement by exposing to blood.

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    The question wanders around a bit, but it boils down to "Can Brian Gitta's device detect malaria by using infrared light?" That has been answered in the duplicate. I see nothing here that invalidates that answer. – Oddthinking Jun 16 '18 at 8:20
  • @Oddthinking the references he cite in answer are not related – SSimon Jun 16 '18 at 9:40

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