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Child Anti-Malaria Drug Programs in Senegal a ‘Blueprint’ for Africa

Researchers say that giving anti-malarial drugs to older children can significantly reduce overall transmission of disease. Currently, most such programs are limited to the under-fives, but a study by the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, shows that expanding the intervention can lower the number of malaria cases. The World Health Organization estimates there were 214 million new cases of malaria in 2015 — and 438,000...

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