Richard Tren et al | 10 Oct 2012 | British Medical Journal
Despite the progress that has been made in malaria control and treatment, it remains a serious global health problem.1 Several malarial countries, including some that are striving to eliminate the disease, still rely on dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane (DDT) for vector control.
Richard Tren, Kimberly Hess & Donald Roberts | 19 Jun 2012 | MalariaWorld
Progress is being made against malaria. As reported by the World Health Organization (WHO), malaria cases have declined by more than 50% between 2000 and 2010, and malaria-specific mortality has declined by 26% .
Jasson Urbach & Richard Tren | 24 May 2012 | Africa Fighting Malaria
Malaria remains a major global public health problem, claiming between 700,000 and 1 million lives every year. Most of those deaths occur in children under 5 years of age in Africa.
Jasson Urbach | 13 Dec 2011 | The Herald
Sadc Ministers of Health met in Limpopo on Friday November 11 to commemorate Sadc Malaria Day and raise the profile of the disease. The theme of this year's event was, "Be free of Malaria in the Sadc region," which is now conceivable as several countries in the region move towards the goal of malaria elimination.
None | 05 Dec 2011 | Africa Fighting Malaria
On December 5, 2011, AFM presented its poster on public health insecticides at The American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene's 60th annual meeting in Philadelphia, PA.
None | 31 Oct 2011 | GBCHealth
The Indoor Residual Spraying (IRS) workstream of the Roll Back Malaria Partnership's (RBM) Vector Control Working Group (VCWG) has been tasked with broadening and deepening private sector involvement in IRS.
Richard Tren & Donald Roberts | 01 Oct 2011 | Environmental Health Perspectives
Bouwman et al. (2011) characterized anti-DDT, centrist-DDT and pro-DDT positions, and stated that they "could find no current outright anti-DDT activities." This conclusion is false and misleading. Several activist groups currently promote an anti-DDT agenda, routinely hyping supposed human health and environmental harm from DDT and ignoring studies that find no association between DDT and such harm.
Richard Tren & Donald Roberts | 18 May 2011 | Malaria Journal
In their paper "Status of pesticide management in the practice of vector control: a global survey in countries at risk of malaria or other major vector-borne diseases," van den Berg et al. make some generally accepted and valid arguments about the need for improved management of public health insecticides (PHIs).
None | 29 Apr 2011 | Africa Fighting Malaria
The final day of the COP5 focused on agreeing to and adopting decision points. Early on, the COP agreed on the listing of endosulfan in Annex A, much to the delight of almost all the delegations and NGOs.
Roger Bate & Richard Tren | 28 Apr 2011 | American.com
Two weeks ago the Southern African Development Community (SADC), a bloc of 15 African nations, said it would begin producing the insecticide DDT to combat malarial mosquitoes. This is a necessary reaction to damage caused by the illogical, misguided, and often untruthful campaign against DDT run by the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP).