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Desperate Times Call For….. Innovation

One of the poorest countries in Africa, Niger also suffers one of the deadliest malaria epidemics on the continent - one in four children in the country die as a result of the disease. However, according to an article in this week’s Lancet (free registration), Niger is taking dramatic and strategic steps to combat malaria among women and children by distributing insecticide-treated nets in hard-to-reach areas.