Yesterday I learned that my friend Dr. Brian Taylor is competing for a grant from Grand Challenges Canada, a federally funded organization with a mission to support "bold ideas with big impact in global health." Brian wants to make malaria diagnosis cheaper, safer and more accessible - definitely a bold idea that could have a big impact, particularly in developing nations.
Brian explains the idea in a short, informative and entertaining video. Unfortunately I couldn't find a link to embed the video, but I hope you'll click on the link below and vote for Brian's proposal.
Dr. Brian Taylor's Bold Idea: A Saliva-Based PCR Test for Malaria