Cell phones are used to detect fake malaria drugs.
In sub-Saharan Africa, malaria kills hundreds of thousands every year. And about 30 percent of the anti-malaria drugs are counterfeit. But a Ghanaian geek came up with a way of texting the product codes on drug bottles, to confirm whether the meds are for real. It's a wonderful idea that could keep a lot of people from taking useless medications.
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