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Preventive Malaria Treatment Helps Protect Many Children In Sahel Region, Experts Say

Thomson Reuters Foundation: Drugs work “like magic” against malaria in Africa’s Sahel, experts say
“When health workers ordered malaria drugs last year to protect millions of children in Africa’s Sahel region from the deadly disease, the only company making them could not deliver enough. … Although the project organizers could only reach 3.2 million of the region’s 25 million children under five years old last year, they believe they saved many lives. Preliminary results from two countries — Gambia and Senegal — show the number of malaria cases fell more than 60 percent…” (Whiting, 6/9).