Commentary: Africa needs political remedies to curb malaria

11/7/2007 | AllAfrica Global Media

Research and tools to curb malaria offer hope to Africa, but history indicates politics and economics will have more to do with how soon it is controlled in the sub-Sahara, says one expert. Politicians and malaria program managers need to come to grips with "weak infrastructure, bureaucratic hurdles and the stark reality of millions of poor individuals who can barely sustain themselves, let alone spend money on measures to control and treat the disease," Jasson Urbach, director of Africa Fighting Malaria, writes.

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