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Preemptively Treating Children For Malaria Works To Save Lives In West Africa, Researchers Report

Nature: Resurrected malaria strategy saves thousands of lives in Africa
“In a sea of high-tech malaria fixes — everything from drug-delivery by drone to gene-edited mosquitoes — an old-fashioned approach is saving thousands of children in West Africa, according to studies presented [last] week at the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (ASTMH) meeting in Baltimore, Maryland. The measure, called seasonal malaria chemoprevention, involves giving children a dose of antimalarial drugs once each month in the rainy season to prevent the disease in hard-hit regions…” (Maxmen, 11/10).