WATCH: NUST student Charmaine Matsaudza designs cholera mapping system
A student at the National University of Science and Technology (Nust) in Bulawayo, Charmaine Matsaudza, has designed an Aware Incident Mapping System Application for tracking cholera incident zones.
22-year old Charmaine is a final-year Computer Science student at the Nust. Her project seeks to enhance the awareness of cholera in Zimbabwe. Early detection and immediate response are crucial to control the spread of cholera. The system alerts users by sending notifications when they are in proximity of cholera incidents.
Cholera killed several dozens people in Zimbabwe last year, with as many as over 8,000 cases reported between September and October. Contaminated water sources, including wells and boreholes were suspected as the source of the outbreak.
Charmaine hopes to provide a simple yet elegant way for tracking the spread of cholera and potentially saving lives.
Watch her video below:
Her system should come in handy in the early detection of cholera, thereby controlling its spread. — ZOOMZimbabwe