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Control malaria to help defeat poverty, says WHO

BMJ 2000; 320 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.320.7243.1161 (Published 29 April 2000) Cite this as: BMJ 2000;320:1161
  1. Zosia Kmietowicz
  1. London

    Interventions against malaria could help to alleviate poverty in countries where the disease is rife and could substantially boost economic growth.

    According to an analysis carried out by researchers at Harvard University and the London School of Tropical Hygiene, malaria knocks as much as 1.3% off the gross national product in regions such as the Indian …

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