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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.

More sting with DDT use

Donald Roberts | 14 Oct 2010 | New Straits Times

Health Ministry director-general Tan Sri Dr Ismail Merican said no country used DDT (a synthetic insecticide) to control dengue. He added that DDT's effectiveness must be proven before countries could use it in advance of safer and more effective insecticides. This assessment appears reasonable.

IRS Project to Combat Malaria in Lake Zone

Nashon Kennedy | 04 Oct 2010 | Tanzania Daily News

Malaria remains a serious pandemic, affecting some parts of the world including the Eastern and Central Africa and continue to claim lives of millions of people.

Kenyan Government to reintroduce use of DDT

Collins Anampiu | 01 Sep 2010 | Kenya Broadcasting Corporation

The government through the ministry of public health and sanitation plans to reintroduce the use of DDT in fighting of malaria in the country to completely combat the killer disease.

The Malthusian War Against DDT

Marjorie Hecht | 24 Aug 2010 | 21st Century Science

The Excellent Powder is a mythdestroying book that needs to be widely read, and to be put in every library, especially school libraries, as a reference work. In fact, this political and scientific history of DDT should be required reading in environmental science courses, to make sure that new green recruits know the extent of the death toll that will result from the continuing hysteria against DDT.

AU mulls use of DDT to fight malaria

Sebastian Mrindoko | 28 Jul 2010 | Daily News (Tanzania)

The AU member states are looking at the possibility of using DDT safely to eliminate malaria mosquitoes which has continued to claim thousands of lives every year.

DDT: Sniffing Out Excellent White Powder

Bart Knols | 22 Jun 2010 | TH!NK ABOUT IT

No, no, it's not that white stuff. It's that other white powder. The one that makes some of us go mad with anger, whilst others relentlessly defend its use. That some claim will give you breast cancer, whilst others say you can drink and inhale it without any harm.

BURKINA FASO: Testing indoor spray for malaria prevention

None | 02 Jun 2010 | IRIN News

Health teams are spraying homes with insecticide in the high-risk southwest, in Burkina Faso's first trial of the method to combat malaria. In 2009 the disease struck more than 20,000 people and killed 110 in the targeted district, according to the Health Ministry.