Doctoral student wins a prize for asthma innovation

(Pretoria) – A young doctoral student has shown that South Africa’s at the forefront of medical innovation.

GOOD NEWS: Moses Kebalepile with the asthma grid early detection device he developed

ENCA reports that a PhD student at the University of Pretoria’s Faculty of Health Sciences, Moses Kebalepile’s won a top international prize for developing an early warning system for asthma sufferers, which he’s named the Asthma Grid.

The student believes the invention could revolutionise the self-management of asthma.

“I think the ecosystem of innovation and technology in the country is evolving, but we’re not evolving rapidly enough. Innovation and technology is the substance of our economic development. And I just want to encourage structures out there to perhaps identify these ideas at an early stage and maybe invest in supporting them earlier,” he said.

 

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