China was declared malaria free today. Congratulations to all who met the challenge and stepped forward to face such a monumental task and reached this milestone!

The obligatory question is why is Africa nowhere close to being malaria free? Take out the Sahara and the Kalahari, however, and their sizes are comparable. Africa is three times bigger than China, but China’s population is about 30% larger.

Having China malaria free while Africa continues to lead the World in malaria cases brings me back to the question I posed in “Perspective,” published the Global Health Community of the Global Business Coalition for Health: When it comes to mosquito control, are we doing the right thing? Are we doing things right?


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