Dutch medtech startup Momala aspires to help to cure malaria by making the diagnosis of the disease scalable via a mobile app. “Malaria is still a huge problem in many parts of the world. In 2016 there were 212 million cases of Malaria and 430.000 deaths. One of the core issues is the availability and quality of diagnostics”, Bouke Broeren, founder of Momala, states.
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“Microscopy is still the golden standard in the Malaria diagnostic market but is not scalable due to lack of trained staff. The quality and time of a diagnosis can vary a lot with every expert. This is especially a problem in low resource environments. Rapid diagnostic tests (RDTs) are a substitute for microscopy if that is not possible. RDTs are disposable tests that often can only diagnose one species of Malaria.