Letters Combating malaria

Try public health measures in Africa too

BMJ 2009; 338 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.b1971 (Published 20 May 2009) Cite this as: BMJ 2009;338:b1971
  1. Felix I D Konotey-Ahulu, Kwegyir Aggrey distinguished professor of human genetics1
  1. 1University of Cape Coast, Ghana
  1. felix{at}konotey-ahulu.com

    The director of the Global Fund for AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria says: “There is no reason any child should die from malaria anymore” because we have “impregnated bed nets” and “effective drugs to treat those who fall ill.”1

    Not a word about environmental hygiene or public health, which curtailed malaria considerably not only in the colonial days of the Gold …

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