Elimination of malaria in West Africa by 2015

ECOWAS (the Economic Community of West African States) inaugurates a task force towards this end. I’ll just raise my eyebrow at this one.

(Related, via the great TropIKA):

Professor Chris Whitty, Head of Research for the UK Department for International Development, considers that malaria elimination is “most popular where it’s least attainable” and “most realistic in the countries that can attain it themselves”.

Which is why those espousing rhetoric (albeit less now) are dangerous.




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