Prepare a prototype, which mimics a human being, with synthetic products that mimic the smell of dirty socks to attract mosquitoes and kill them. Grand Challenges and the Bill Gates Foundation have awarded $800,000. Among so much high technology aimed at combating diseases, surprises that sometimes the simplest, almost grotesque, can serve to put an end to a disease like malaria, which kills nearly 800,000 people a year. It provokes laughter and it seems incredible, but dirty socks are an effective weapon to fight malaria. The Tanzanian Fredros Okumu doctor has discovered that what really like mosquitoes that transmit malaria are dirty socks.
They are attracted in irresistible manner by the smell of dirty socks. Now it’s taking advantage of that weakness to produce a device that capture and kill the dangerous insect. Okumu has had to endure more than one joke. But that earlier laughed the seriousness of his research now have less reason to take a joke the work of doctor, who has just received $800,000 of Grand Challenges Canada and the Foundation Bill and Melinda Gates to produce a device that captures the mosquitoes that cause the disease. 250 million new cases every year Dr.
Peter Singer, President of Grand Challenges Canada, a unique Organization of its kind between the G8 countries and it uses Canadian funds for development to reward innovative and daring ideas, nor considers that investigation of Okumu is a joke. It is no longer a matter of discussion. We now know that mosquitoes smell certain compounds in people. Why is by going to them. explains Singer. Worldwide occur each year 250 million new cases of malaria. Almost 800,000 people die annually from this disease. And the majority of the dead are children. The search for a solution to malaria is one of the great medical challenges of all over the world.