Monday, August 22, 2005

Innovations Against Malaria: Candles that keep mosquitoes at bay

Here is an interesting story published in The Daily Nation today. If it works, and there is no reason why it should not, Kenyans should be on the right path towards the control of malaria - using simple technology and local materials.....Read and comment.



Candles to keep malaria at bay

http://www.nationmedia.com/dailynation/nmgcontententry.asp?category_id=39&newsid=55618

What scientists say about the innovation

http://www.nationmedia.com/dailynation/nmgcontententry.asp?category_id=39&newsid=55619

Arrangements will be made to avail these candles at Sagam Community Hospital for local trials within the next two months. The report will be published in this blog. Stay tuned.

1 comment:

Terry Maguire said...

I am suspicious of the claims. The vendor's website does not work at this time, nor does the ICIPE organization. See this article http://www.palmbeachpost.com/health/content/health/guides/skeeter_repel.html and this product making somewhat similar claims.http://www.mosquitosolutions.com/conceal-candle.html I would think much research is needed to verify the claims.