How a Cellphone Could Save Millions From Disease

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UC Berkeley changemakers built a cellphone-turned-microscope that detects parasites in the blood in just 30 secondswithout expensive equipment, a lab, or a clinic. Reporter Laura Ling meets with the team to discuss how the innovation could revolutionize the field of public health. Watch here.

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Host and Fellow Responsibilities

Host Organizations

  • Identify staff supervisor to manage I&E Climate Action Fellow
  • Submit fellowship description and tasks
  • Engage in the matching process
  • Mentor and advise students
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Berkeley Program Director​

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