- Two female graduates in Ghana, Mavis Kusi and Sharon Aforo Acheampong, have invented a device to repel mosquitoes
- The idea behind the invention is to help eradicate malaria from Ghana
- Kusi and Acheampong argued that the mosquito repellents on the market are not effectively ridding Ghana of mosquitoes
Two Ghanaian female graduates, Mavis Kusi and Sharon Aforo Acheampong, have developed a device capable of warding off mosquitoes, YEN.com.gh has learnt.
The aim is to prevent the insects from biting humans so as to help eradicate mosquitoes from Ghana.
The device is composed of IoT technology and is capable of repelling as well as collecting data on mosquitoes that come within two metres in specific areas.
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Per a myjoyonline.com report, Kusi and Acheampong were motivated by the apparent non-impact of mosquito repellents in Ghana.
Kusi argues that the product comes at a reduced cost and would help people go about their activities with little fear for mosquitoes.
Information available suggests that some Outpatient Departments (OPDs) in Ghana recorded about 11 million cases of malaria in 2018, an increase from 10 million in 2017.
YEN.com.gh understands that 428 people died from malaria were recorded in the year 2018, and this is a 29% fall in the figure, compared to 2017 when 599 people died.
In another report, news of the discovery of human remains in a septic tank close to an uncompleted building in Takoradi in the Western region has raised questions on social media.
The prime suspect in the case, Samuel Odeoutuk Wills, allegedly lived in the uncompleted building.
As police officials make progress with investigations, Franklin Cudjoe, IMANI’s president, has posed seven questions to the Criminal Investigations Department (CID).
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