In this episode George speaks with Munya Tambo, a PhD student at the University of Namibia. We spoke about his work investigating the effectiveness of Rapid Diagnostic Tests, the use of different molecular or genetic tools like LAMP and PCR to detect parasites in people's blood, the challenges of malaria research in Namibia and his plans for future work.
Join George as he talks to Associate Professor Davis Mumbengegwi of the University of Namibia. The Mobile Malaria Project team is on route to Northern Namibia and Davis tells them about his work on the genetics of malaria, the challenges of malaria control in Namibia, and the Elimination8 consortium.
Dr George Busby introduces Lab Roving, a podcast recorded in 2019 during the Mobile Malaria Project, a 7,500 km journey across Africa. During this trip, George his team met with malaria researchers in Namibia, Zambia and Kenya and this podcast is a record of some of the conversations they had. In this episode, George talks about the motivations for the project and some background on malaria.
Project website: mobilemalaria.com
RGS Land Rover Bursary: https://www.rgs.org/in-the-field/in-the-field-grants/expedition-grants/the-land-rover-bursary/