March 27, 2005
Today's New York Times has a very interesting article (free registration required) describing the success of an initiative in Mozambique, South Africa and Swaziland to eradicate malaria in 40,000 square mile area.
"In the three years since house-to-house insecticide spraying, surveillance and state-of-the-art treatment began, malaria incidence dropped in one South African province by 96 percent. In the area around the aluminum smelter, 76 percent fewer children now carry the malaria parasite. The Lubombo initiative is probably the best anti-malaria program in the world, an example for other countries that rolling back malaria is possible and cost-effective."
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