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DDT is used to combat malaria

Emer Mullins | 03 Oct 2006 | Irish Medical Times

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has approved the use of DDT indoors as one of three main interventions to fight malaria.

World Health Organization (WHO) Announces New Policy Position On Indoor Residual Spraying For Malaria Control

Staff Writers | 16 Sep 2006 | Medical News Today

WHO today releases new policies on a highly effective method of malaria control - Indoor Residual Spraying (IRS).

WHO Calls for Spraying

Betsy McKay | 15 Sep 2006 | Wall Street Journal

Wall Street Journal's Betsy McKay reports on WHO's policies to promote indoor residual spraying using chemicals such as DDT.

WHO guidelines may increase DDT use

Lauran Neergaard | 15 Sep 2006 | Townhall.com

AP reports in advance of Dr Arata Kochi's press conference in Washington DC regarding WHO's new policy guidelines on IRS, which include statements on DDT.

Sticking it to the Mosquitoes

Samiha Shafy | 09 Aug 2006 | Spiegel

Der Spiegel discusses malaria control, the WHO's Dr Arata Kochi, DDT and quotes AFM adviser Prof Amir Attaran in this interesting piece.

WHO to endorse DDT use: report

None | 02 Aug 2006 | ABC News

A leading scientific journal has reported the World Health Organisation (WHO) will now endorse the use of the banned agricultural chemical DDT to control malaria-carrying insects.

WHO releases treatment guidelines for malaria

None | 28 Jun 2006 | The Herald

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has released new malaria treatment guidelines that re-emphasise the use of Artemisinin Combined Therapy (ACT) in the treatment of uncomplicated malaria.

A New Approach to Combating Malaria at WHO

Tina Flores | 25 Jun 2006 | Global Health Council

Interview with Dr. Arata Kochi on his tenure and policies as director of the malaria program at the WHO.

WHO supports anti-malaria fight in Kenya

None | 21 Jun 2006 | Angola Press Agency

The World Health Organisation Tuesday donated emergency health kits and malaria drugs to Kenya worth 105,555 US dollars.

WHO warns Global Fund on malaria policy

Andrew Jack | 14 May 2006 | AfroNets.org

One of the world's leading international health bodies is pursuing a policy that could cause further resistance to malaria drugs, the World Health Organisation said on Sunday.