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Al Jazeera America Examines Malaria In India

Al Jazeera America: Revealed: The malaria crisis India doesn’t want to acknowledge
“…The country’s revamped national malaria program is on par with the standard of global care. But its record-keeping has few admirers: last year the government recorded only 561 deaths due to malaria, while an independent estimate earlier in the decade shows that the real toll could be as high as 200,000 each year. … An extensive investigation by Al Jazeera America unearthed routine manipulation of malaria data, crippling shortages of essential supplies, chronic understaffing of hospitals, and enduring dysfunction in World Bank-funded projects, which led to the Indian government returning millions of dollars in aid…” (Rao/Nemana, 1/11).