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From Tech Incubators to Health-Promoting Camping Gear

By: Tiana Reid - Published: May 13, 2013
This Social Business top list of anti-malaria innovations congeals around an issue that has come to be known in the industry of international development as perhaps a non-political issue (like many health issues). The goal, it has been said, is to make malaria sexy in an effort to raise awareness and curtail preventable deaths. Think: Malaria No More, a non-profit attempting to "end malaria deaths in Africa by 2015." According to the World Health Organization, the parasite, transmitted by mosquitoes, cause estimated 660,000 deaths in 2010.

From majority world tech incubators to health-promoting camping equipment, the message here, according to these social entrepreneurship ventures emphasizes a way to market disease and also, by extension, diseased bodies through anti-malaria innovations and the like.