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Malaria and the DDT Story

Malaria and the DDT Story

by Richard Tren, Roger Bate
     
 
Malaria kills millions of people each year and hundreds of millions more suffer chronic illness. Economic development is inhibited and poverty is perpetuated.

Tren and Bate argue that action against malaria is over-centralised and narrowly focused, ignoring local conditions and concerns. Health agencies in developing countries and some companies are trying to stem

Overview

Malaria kills millions of people each year and hundreds of millions more suffer chronic illness. Economic development is inhibited and poverty is perpetuated.

Tren and Bate argue that action against malaria is over-centralised and narrowly focused, ignoring local conditions and concerns. Health agencies in developing countries and some companies are trying to stem a resurgent tide of malaria. Their work is, however, hampered by pressure from environmentalist groups and donor agencies which still crusade against the use of DDT and which have won a partial victory under the POPs (persistent organic pollutants) convention. A continuing anit-DDT campaign would have as its victims people in some of the world's poorest countries.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780255364997
Publisher:
Institute of Economic Affairs
Publication date:
12/01/2001
Series:
Occasional Papers, #117
Pages:
112
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 7.75(h) x (d)

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