Chinese Researchers Using Mass Drug Administration In Kenya In Attempt To Eliminate Malaria
The Atlantic: China Is Leading the Next Step in Fighting Malaria in Africa
“…As Western donors garner headlines for funding expensive, experimental malaria interventions, Chinese researchers are undertaking a far more tested approach. Called mass drug administration, or MDA, it involves giving antimalarial pills to every man, woman, and child in a given area all at once. Rather than kill off the world’s mosquitoes, which spread the disease by drawing blood from infected people, the thinking goes, why not simply wipe out malaria among humans? If successful, the effort would ease the disease’s burden on Kenya’s health system and economy…” (Kushner, 7/4).