Strategies to Replace DDT and Control Malaria

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Malaria is a major global health problem and has a devastating impact on communities around the world, particularly in Africa. Current strategies promoted by donors such as USAID for controlling malaria rely on prevention of infections and on treatment—but with reliance on a cocktail of chemicals—some of which become ineffective over time. More sustainable tools that have proven to work in malaria endemic regions must be analyzed, strengthened and implemented. They can reduce the burden of malaria while protecting human health and the environment, enhancing general health status, ensuring long-term sustainability of the control efforts and contributing to overall development of marginalized rural and urban areas.

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