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Public Data Ferret: UW Study Accents "Net Benefits" In African Malaria Fight
September 21, 2011
Working with U.S. and African colleagues, researchers from the University of Washingtonâ€™s Institute For Health Metrics and Evaluation, in Seattle, integrated data from several dozen qualifiying health surveys in malaria-prone Sub-Saharan Africa and found that the use of Insecticide-Treated Nets helped actually reduce parasitemia and death in young children to a significantly greater degree than previously estimated in clinical trials. Their research, recently published in a peer-reviewed â€śopen accessâ€ť (online, free) medical journal and funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, concludes that the use of the treated nets should be continued and expanded in Sub-Saharan Africa, where the bulk of the worldâ€™s one million annual deaths from the parasitic disease of malaria occur. More at Public Data Ferret.
Posted by Matt Rosenberg at September 21, 2011 11:34 AM
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