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Health Service, Ashanti Gold to fight malaria in Wa

None | 29 Jun 2011 | Ghana Web

The Upper West Regional Directorate of the Ghana Health Service in collaboration with the Ashanti Gold are to combat the incidence of malaria in the Wa Municipality.

How DDT could stop the spread of malaria

Leslie Ramsammy | 25 Apr 2011 | GlobalPost

Although for decades we have had the scientific knowledge and tools to control malaria, the disease continues to kill millions and inflict misery on families and communities as today we mark World Malaria Day.

Don't let malaria turn into genocide

Cyril Boynes | 14 Apr 2011 | Sowetan

A couple of months ago, when its dog-sledding business lost customers, a Canadian company had 100 of its dogs killed. The incident "shocked" and "angered" people. The employee who shot the dogs said he suffered "post-traumatic stress" from killing them and wants compensation.

Advierten riesgos ante reintroducción de pesticida DDT

Cecilia Rosen | 24 Mar 2011 | SciDev.Net

Nueva evidencia sobre efectos negativos del pesticida DDT sobre la salud y temores ante su reintroducción en algunos países, justifican buscar alternativas a este agente para el control de la malaria.

Health Minister calls for use of DDT to fight vectors

None | 07 Mar 2011 | Kaieteur News Online

Guyana is adopting strategies that fully utilises biological methods as a control strategy for vectors thus the use of BTI (Bacillus Thuringiensis Israelensis) is one that should be more widely utilised in Guyana.

George Clooney Answers Your Questions About Malaria

Nicholas Kristof | 08 Feb 2011 | New York Times

My former travel buddy, George Clooney, caught malaria in January on a trip to Sudan (see what happens when I'm not around to look out for him?). This seemed an opportunity to shine a spotlight on malaria, one of the scourges of much of the developing world, and George agreed to respond to reader questions.

The 'Knock-Out' Punch

Vanessa Narine | 20 Jan 2011 | Guyana Chronicle Online

In the last 20 years there have been at least 20 million deaths because of malaria, one million deaths annually, and 250 million cases of fever cause by malaria each year across the globe.

Malaria Infection Could Drop By 90 Percent in 2012

Fred Ndoli | 18 Nov 2010 | New Times (Kigali)

Malaria infection could reduce by 90 percent by 2012 if indoor residual spraying is fully embraced, TRAC Plus and RTI, have predicted.

Free the Fight Against Malaria

Richard Nchabi Kamwi | 08 Nov 2010 | Wall Street Journal Europe

This week southern African countries commemorate Malaria Week, with events to increase awareness of a disease that continues to claim lives and stunt development in Africa, Asia and Latin America.

Spraying Teams Deployed

None | 18 Oct 2010 | Herald (Harare)

The Health and Child Welfare Ministry has intensified its anti-malaria campaign ahead of the rainy season and has deployed spraying teams to all districts. In an interview last week, National Malaria Control Programme manager Dr Joseph Mberikunashe said the ministry had all the necessary human and material resources.