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Mining Companies’ Malaria Control Programs Helping Reduce Malaria Incidence, Burden In Ghana

The Guardian: Ghana’s unlikely marriage of mining and malaria control draws envious glances
“…Ghana has the world’s fifth worst malaria burden. It is the number one reason outpatients go to hospital. But from 2004, this rural community [of Obuasi] began a turnaround that others now want to emulate. Key to the change was a partnership between a mining company, the local community, and the government that led to a 75 percent drop in malaria cases in the Obuasi mine area in just eight years. Such was the impact that the program has been extended to the north of the country, where malaria is most problematic…” (Lamble, 6/4).

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