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Eritrea Winning the Malaria War Without Vaccines

… via old fashioned barefoot doctors distributing and maintaining insecticide treated mosquito nets.

Elaberid Community hospital workers in Eritrea impregnating blue mosquitoes nets with permethrin, a chemical product, used to prevent people from malaria infection. Malaria prevalence reduced by 90% nationwide and 98% at regional level. (© 2006 Didier Ruef)

By Thomas C Mountain,

For over 10 years now Eritrea, a small country in East Africa, has been winning the Malaria War without vaccines, though much work remains to be done. Since 2005, I have been monitoring the reduction in Malaria mortality here in Eritrea and have seen a consistent reduction of between 70-80%, something almost unknown in Africa and the rest of the 3rd world for such an extended period.

Eritrea’s victories in the Malaria War have been done via old fashioned barefoot doctors distributing and maintaining insecticide treated mosquito nets through out the malaria belt in Eritrea. Continue reading Eritrea Winning the Malaria War Without Vaccines