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Malaria kills a child every 2 minutes.
Zzapp's innovative AI helps eliminate the disease.

Zzapp creates malaria elimination strategies powered by artificial intelligence, and delivers them directly to the field through a dedicated mobile app.

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AI empowering malaria control operations

Zzapp reduces mosquitoes by 60% in under four months in a controlled trial.

Zzapp has partnered with AGAMal, a leading malaria control organization based in Ghana, to conduct a controlled trial examining the impact of larviciding guided by Zzapp in Obuasi, a city of over 200,000 people. 


The operation was concluded in February 2020, and reduced the malaria-transmitting mosquito population by 60% when compared to a control. 

The cost per person protected was less than 4% of the cost of typical house spraying interventions in the area. Read more...

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Zzapp for 100% elimination of malaria in an island country, within 2 years.

Zzapp’s mission is to empower countries to end malaria, and our next goal is to show it is possible in the island country of São Tomé and Príncipe, located off the western coast of Central Africa. 

In collaboration with the country’s ministry of health, we’ve embarked on an unprecedented project to fully eliminate malaria from the country within two years.



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Malaria elimination strategies powered by AI


The Zzapp software system supports both the planning and implementation of malaria elimination operations.


By analyzing satellite images and topographical maps, Zzapp’s AI identifies malaria transmission hotspots and optimizes malaria elimination strategies for each location. Our map-based mobile app conveys the AI strategies to field workers as simple instructions, ensuring accurate implementation and quick feedback from the field.

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the Burden of Malria

​The Burden of Malaria

Malaria, a disease caused by a mosquito-borne blood parasite, kills over 400,000 people per year. Children under 5 are especially vulnerable, and account for two thirds of all victims. While 90% of malaria cases occur in sub-Saharan Africa, over 40% of the world’s population is at risk of contracting the disease. 

400,000 die
every year

Children under 5
at highest risk

Children under 5
at highest risk

40% of the world's
at risk


Grand prize winner in the $5M IBM Watson AI XPRIZE


The IBM Watson AI XPRIZE challenges teams to demonstrate how humans can work with artificial intelligence to tackle global challenges. On June 23rd, 2021, Zzapp was announced the winner of the $3M grand prize in this prestigious competition. 

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