Bloodless Test Detects Malaria With Light, Wins Prize

Languishing with fever and frustrated by delays in diagnosing his illness, Brian Gitta came up with a bright idea: a malaria test that would not need blood samples or specialized laboratory technicians.   That inspiration has won the 25-year-old Ugandan computer scientist a prestigious engineering prize for a noninvasive malaria test kit that he hopes will be widely used across Africa.    For developing the reusable test kit known as Matibabu, Gitta this month was awarded the Africa...

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