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Last week at MalariaWorld: Anti-malaria drones & 1st country to eliminate malaria in Africa

July 14, 2017 - 12:45 -- Ingeborg van Schayk

Drones against malaria
'Anti-malaria Drones' has planned to start a malaria control pilot project using a drone that sprays an environmentally sound biological control agent over rice fields in Western Kenya. 'Anti-malaria Drones' has now started a crowdfunding campaign to generate € 18.000 for this pilot. You can help to make this happen. Please visit www.antimalariadrones.com to read more and make your donation.

Will the Gambia be the first sub-Saharan country to eliminate malaria?
Malara prevalence dropped from 4.0% in 2011 to 0.2% reports the BBC. “We are proud that The Gambia has made major strides in its fight against malaria,” said Ms Saffie Lowe Ceesay, the Gambia’s health minister. “With the ongoing support of the international community, elimination of the disease is now within sight – a first for a sub-Saharan African country.” (The Point, 6 July 2017).

What do you think, will the Gambia manage to achieve this success in the very nearby future? Share your opinion with us!


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