malaria

Global Health
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A milestone achieved in the battle to eradicate malaria

Nearly a decade ago, Bill and Melinda Gates stunned, and in some quarters irritated, the global health community by calling for the eradication of malaria, one of the world’s biggest killers. But last week, preliminary findings from a huge project under way in a section of central Africa known as the Sahel show a bold new strategy that might just nudge malaria eradication a bit closer toward reality.

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