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U.S. takes new view on DDT in Africa

Joyce Howard Price | 03 May 2006 | Washington Times

USAID's committment to use DDT is most welcome and should bring considerable support to the fight against malaria. We are disappointed by the response of environmentalists who still call for the elimination of DDT. Our response to them is "find a better alternative!"

U.S. to Spend Shs1b On Fighting Malaria

Robert Isaur | 29 Apr 2006 | Monitor (Kampala)

The USAID President's Malaria Initiative is now under way - supporting among other things, indoor residual spraying. According to USAID's Michael Hollingdale "This effort will eventually cover more than 175 million people in 15 or more of the most affected African countries"

USAID Helps Fight Against Malaria in Mozambique

None | 03 Mar 2006 | Mozambique News Agency

USAID is increasing its funding for malaria control in Mozambique and is using PSI to distribute insecticide treated nets. We recognise that USAID is making real efforts to reform its malaria control program - but it isn't clear from this report if the nets are being sold or given away nor if any monitoring and evaluation is being conducted.

US Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs hearing on Malaria

Staff Writers | 30 Jan 2006 | Africa Fighting Malaria

On January 19, the US Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs held a hearing on bilateral malaria assistance. Read the proceedings here.

DDT likely once again to lead war against malaria

Hugo Hagen | 24 Jan 2006 | Citizen.co.za

The insecticide DDT which has saved millions of lives may once again be the hero of the day - thanks largely to the efforts of the Kill Malarial Mosquitoes Now (KMMN) campaign!