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Uganda Says DDT Use Won't Affect Neighbours  - Henry Lule
The government of Uganda has said that the reintroduction of Dichloro Diphenyl Trichloroethane (DDT) in Uganda will not affect the shared natural resources such as lakes and rivers.

Opposition mounts as Malawi plans to re-introduce DDT in malaria fight  - PANA
Malawi's health and environmental experts are engaged in a tug of war following announcement Friday that the country would re-introduce Dichloro Diphenyl Trichloroethane (DDT), an agricultural pesticide banned decades ago, in the fight against malaria.

Uganda: DDT Will Save 320 Lives Every Day  - Fiona Kobusingye
Congratulations to NEMA for authorising the use of DDT for malaria control. In conjunction with bed nets and effective drugs, the chemical will save 320 lives in Uganda everyday.

Scientist discover plant found only in Madagascar has anti-malaria properties  - Associated Press
ANTANANARIVO, Madagascar: Scientists have isolated a malaria-killing molecule in a plant that generations on this Indian Ocean island have used to treat the mosquito-borne disease.

Malaria Vaccine Expected in 2011  -
Dr. Seth Owusu Agyei, Director of Kintampo Health Research Centre (KHRC) in the Brong Ahafo Region has stated that he is very hopeful that by the year 2011, the centre would have come out with a malaria vaccine RTS,S, which is currently going through clinical trials, for use in Ghana and across Africa to control malaria.

The Seedy Drug Wars  - Dan Okoth
A policy shift in malaria treatment last year kicked up a huge storm in the medical fraternity.

Uganda: DDT Spraying to Start in April  - Salomwe Alweny
Spraying of the controversial DDT to fight Malaria in the country is expected to start in three months time.

AFM seeks new director  - AFM
AFM seeks a new director for its Washington DC office

Uganda: Nema Okays DDT Use for Malaria  - Gerald Tenywa
Every house is to be sprayed with DDT to kill mosquitoes in an effort to control the spread of malaria. This follows the decision by the National Environment Management Authority (NEMA) allowing the use of the controversial DDT.

Rwanda Not to Use DDT  - Innocent Gahigana
The controversial Dichloro Diphenyl Trichloroethane (DDT) will not be used to control malaria in Rwanda, it has emerged. The chemical was recommended last year by the World Health Organisation (WHO), as a tool to control the disease in the developing countries.