U.S Army Medical Research Unit: Improving Malaria Diagnosis in Africa, One Lab at a Time

Jun 21, 2010 | U.S. Army

Inside Rachuonyo district hospital, Simba Mobagi peers through his laboratory's only microscope at a sick woman's blood sample.

The 33-year-old laboratory technologist's goal — rapidly identifying malaria parasites. Dozens more samples await his eyes. Each represents a patient suffering outside on wooden benches.

For more than 40 years, USAMRU-K — known locally as the Walter Reed Project — has studied diseases in East Africa through a partnership with the Kenya Medical Research Institute.

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