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Jesse Gitaka

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Grantee Title

Project summary: Point-of-need molecular diagnostics for maternal health with fibre mats 

Grantee Description

Curable sexually transmitted infections (CuSTIs) impact negatively on pregnancies and current access to diagnostics is poor in rural health facilities due to the need for complex instruments and skills.

Gitaka’s project employs a strategy that will transfer cutting edge gene editing tools employing isothermal temperature profiles mounted on fibre mats will enable highly reliable diagnosis of CuSTIs in Low Resource Settings.) enabling on-site pathogen analysis settings aiding prompt treatment alleviating prematurity, stillbirths and neonatal deaths.