Learn the facts about DDT and malaria

November 14, 2004

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For further background about malaria and DDT, we recommend the following:

Amir Attaran, Karen I. Barnes, et al., “WHO, the Global Fund, and medical malpractice in malaria treatment,” The Lancet, January 17, 2004. Eleven malaria experts criticize WHO and Global Fund for providing medicines that are no longer effective in treating malaria. Available on www.TheLancet.com

Roger Bate, “What an Unnecessary Disaster: We’re fighting malaria with outmoded techniques – for no good reason,” Washington Post, April 25, 2004. Available online at www.washingtonpost.com/ac2/wp-dyn?pagename=article&contentId=A38706-2004Apr24&notFound=true

Paul Driessen, Eco-Imperialism: Green Power · Black Death, Bellevue, WA: Merril Press (2003), Chapter 5: “Sustainable Mosquitoes – Expendable People.” Excerpts from this chapter and additional articles about malaria and DDT may be found athttp://www.eco-imperialism.com (“excerpts” and “articles”).

J. Gordon Edwards, “DDT: A Case Study in Scientific Fraud,” Journal of American Physicians and Surgeons, Fall 2004. available online at http://www.jpands.org/vol9no3/edwards.pdf (For anyone concerned about the alleged dangers of DDT, this article is an absolute must.)

Majorie Mazel Hecht, “In Africa, DDT Makes a Comeback to Save Lives: Spurred by the dramatic and life-saving results in a few African nations that persisted in using DDT, a large group of nations, now malaria-ravaged, want to use the banned pesticide,” EIR Science & Technology, June 18, 2004, reprinted athttp://www.21stcenturysciencetech.com/Articles%202004/Spring2004/DDT_Africa.pdf

Christine Gorman, “Death by Mosquito: Malaria, like AIDS, is killing millions. But unlike AIDS, it can be cured. Why isn’t that happening?” Time, July 26, 2004. Available online via TimeCanada.com at http://www.timecanada.com/columnist.adp?columnist=Christine_Gorman

Alexander Gourevitch, “Better Living Through Chemistry: DDT could save millions of Africans from dying of malaria – if only environmentalists would let it.” Washington Monthly, April 9, 2003. Available online athttp://www.washingtonmonthly.com/features/2003/0303.gourevitch.html

The Lancet, “Donor responsibilities in rolling back malaria,” editorial of August 12, 2000. Available online atwww.malaria.org/rbmdonorresponsibilities.html

Donald R. Roberts, S. Manguin and J. Mouchet, “DDT house spraying and re-emerging malaria,” The Lancet, July 22, 2000. Available at http://pdf.thelancet.com/pdfdownload?uid=llan.356.9226.editorial and_review.9378.1&x=x.pdf (Readers must register with Lancet, but that is easy and free.)

Tina Rosenberg, “What the world needs now is DDT,” New York Times Magazine, April 10, 2004. Available online at http://courses.washington.edu/kvcfr/KV%20Health%20NYTonDDT.pdf “DDT killed bald eagles because of its persistence in the environment,” says Rosenberg. “Silent Spring is now killing African children because of its persistence in the public mind.”

Richard Tren and Roger Bate, When Politics Kills: Malaria and the DDT story, Sandton, South Africa: Africa Fighting Malaria (2000). An updated version of Malaria and the DDT story can be downloaded on the Institute of Economic Affairs website at http://www.iea.org.uk/record.php?type=publication&ID=11

Richard Tren and Roger Bate, “Relief South Africans found for malaria is spelled DDT,” Investors Business Daily, March 25, 2004. Available online via the Africa Fighting Malaria website atwww.fightingmalaria.org/article.php?min=30&max=45, along with other articles and fact sheets.

“Open letter” from Africa Fighting Malaria to World Health Organization Director General Dr Lee Yong-wook, signed by a number of scientists, doctors and researchers who are concerned about the way the WHO is conducting the Roll Back Malaria campaign and other malaria control initiatives. See http://www.fightingmalaria.org/petition.php