To contribute to the reduction of Malaria morbidity and mortality in Sub-Saharan Africa, by providing affordable, reliable, and effective mosquito traps to the people who need them the most.
We envision a future where mass trapping of mosquitoes is implemented on a large scale, to fight and defeat the burden that Malaria creates in Africa.
MALARIA IN AFRICA
The World Health Organisation (WHO) estimates 219 million Malaria cases worldwide. 92% of these occurring in Africa resulting in over 400,000 deaths - mostly in children under 5 years old.
Previous reduction in malaria cases has been achieved using Insecticide Treated Bed Nets (ITN’s) and Indoor Residual Spraying (IRS). However, due to an increase in mosquito resistance to the chemical insecticides used, a growth of 2 million cases of Malaria have been reported by the WHO between 2016 and 2017.
PreMal aims to contribute to the reduction of Malaria transmission with its insecticide free MTego mosquito trap.
The name MTego is derived from the Swahili word mtego, which means trap. The trap is designed specifically to lure mosquitoes by using synthetic human odours.
The trap uses a counterflow principle where a fan blows the odours outward. As the mosquitos approach, they are caught by the suction at the other end of this fan.