The War on Mosquitoes: Africa Still Losing after Billions Committed.

Friday, September 26, 2008 

Despite billions pledged this week to fight Africa’s Malaria, economists Jasson Urbach of Africa Fighting Malaria and Julian Harris of the International Policy Network  remind us, that  "Donors already spend over US$600 million a year in Africa to fight the disease, with the US President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI) alone set to devote another US$1.2 billion over the next five years.  Yet, while some progress is being made, malaria is still the leading cause of child mortality in sub-Saharan Africa, where a child dies from the disease every 30 seconds."

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