William JobinApril 25, 2013 15:55
Commentary: Classical methods should be added to strategy against mosquitoes.
A Congolese woman and her malarial child speak with a doctor at the Makpandu refugee camp outside Yambio, south Sudan, on Jan. 14, 2011. (Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
CORTEZ, Colorado — World Malaria Day draws our attention to the grim fact that about a million people die every year from malaria in Africa, most of them children. Malaria also is a preventable and treatable disease.
The US Agency for International Development has a strong and growing program to fight malaria in Africa, but a way must be quickly found to avoid its collapse due to the recurring development of insecticide resistance by the mosquitoes that transmit the disease.