Diagnosing non-malarial fever in children
About the department
The newest of Malawi’s four public universities, Malawi University of Science & Technology (MUST) opened its doors in 2014. In addition to expanding access to higher education for Malawi’s 18 million people, MUST was chartered with the goal of filling gaps not currently covered by other universities.
Impact on development
The department is planning to expand its work in diagnostics, training a workforce of virologists to monitor and respond to disease outbreaks around the country.
Meet the Awardee
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Why Seeding Labs?
As a new university, MUST has strong facilities and faculty but very little equipment to furnish its new labs dedicated to training young Malawians to fill critical gaps in their nation’s biomedical infrastructure.
Did you know?
Dr. Gama Bandawe was the keynote speaker at Seeding Labs’ Positively Instrumental banquet in 2019.
Because the Malawi University of Science and Technology (MUST) received a 2017 Instrumental Access award, Dr. Gama Bandawe and his lab already had most of the equipment they needed to join the fight against COVID-19.