A Talented Young Man Invented Malaria-testing device

Torpuot Majiok Romdor (File/Supplied/Nyamilepedia)

August 13th 2019 (Nyamilepedia) – An Ethiopian citizen with blood ties to the Nuer tribe of South Sudan invented a Malaria-testing device which can be used for Rapid Diagnostic Tests (RDTs) without the use of laboratories and Para-check-pf.

According Torpuot Majiok Romdor, the inventor, the device has been tested and proved to be capable of detecting Malaria infections using a mini fingerprint scanner attached to a laptop. 

In the computer, he installed an application program designed to determine the presence of malaria infections in patients’ blood.

Speaking to Nyamilepedia in an exclusive interview on Monday, Majiok explained that since he was young and before completing his elementary school, he has always been determined to fight back against Malaria that claimed his brother’s life.

Ever since I was young, I have always dreamed of becoming an engineer who can control the spread of Malaria. I began to think about this when one of my brothers died at a tender age from Malaria,” he said during a lengthy interview.

He’s currently a fourth-year electrical and computer engineering student at Dilla University and he also holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management from Paradise Valley Color College.

“I have my first bachelor’s degree in business administration from Paradise Valley Color and I am a fourth-year computer engineering student at Dilla University,” he said.

His quest for Artificial Intelligence (AI) learning did not stop, during the Huawei ICT competition, he and other ICT Innovation students were taken to China as part of Huawei’s efforts to provide students with innovation opportunities and sharing of ideas. A rare opportunity, he was the first Ethiopian to represent his country in such a competition. 

I was the first Ethiopian Engineer to represent entire East African countries at Huawei Global Competition” he told our correspondent.

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