'I created a Malaria detective after the death of my brother

'I created a Malaria detective after the death of my brother'

An Ethiopian student who invented a Malaria virus immediately told the BBC that investors were reluctant to succeed despite failing to compete in an innovation competition. 3D printing.

Torpout Nyarikjor, a student of engineering at Dilla University in southern Ethiopia, said the death of his brother, who was infected with Malaria, caused him to invent the device.

“When I was young, I saw how my brother had died as a result of this virus. At the time, I was very sad and it made me confident that one day I would stop this, but I didn't know which way, ”the 24-year-old said.

Malaria kills more than 2,500 children every day in Africa, according to the United Nations Children's Fund.

Mr Torpout's device is very easy to use - Fingerprints are inserted into the device to determine if a person's blood is infected or vice versa.

"He said anyone who can study can use the device.

This means that the herbal remedies can be taken early so that the sick can live.

Meanwhile, the new Malaria diagnostic software called Tor has 70% confidence in the answer, and a fourth-year student at the university continues to do so. work on the unit to ensure its quality.

The device won the regional competition, which is iCog Labs - a company based in the capital city of Addis Ababa, which operates on digital skills.

However, he did not win in the final stages of the competition, where he lost a prize of $ 3,400 (2,700 pounds), which he said was unhappy because he hoped that this innovation would change.

Anyway, he is confident about his future.

"My dream is to be an employer," said the young man from the western city of Gambella.

He wants to return to his homeland to continue other careers that will engage young artists, who have similar ideas on how to change lives.

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