Friday, April 25, 2008

Rwanda: From Genocide to Malaria Progress

Congrats to Jeb Sharp, whose Rwanda series won a Sigma Delta Chi award for feature reporting from the Society for Professional Journalists. Listen to Jeb's piece about the heartbreaking aftermath of the genocide and then marvel at Rwanda's recent successes in improving the health of its citizens. The combination of bed nets and artemisinin-based anti-malaria drugs has cut the country's death rate from malaria in half, according to the World Health Organization. Now Rwanda is expanding its anti-malaria campaign to rural areas.

Oh yeah, and happy World Malaria Day.

Related posts:
Rwanda's Agnes Binagwaho on Brain Drain

Can Malaria Be Eradicated?

1 comment:

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