Global Challenge Of Malaria, The: Past Lessons And Future Prospects (inbunden)
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Global Challenge Of Malaria, The: Past Lessons And Future Prospects

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Malaria is one of the most important "emerging" or "resurgent" infectious diseases. According to the World Health Organization, this mosquito-borne infection is a leading cause of suffering, death, poverty, and underdevelopment in the world today. Every year 500 million people become severely ill from malaria and more than a million people die, the great majority of them women and children living in sub-Saharan Africa. In 2008, it was estimated, a child would die of the disease every thirty seconds, making malaria - together with HIV/AIDS and tuberculosis - a global public health emergency. This is in stark contrast to the heady visions of the 1950s predicting complete global eradication of the ancient scourge. What went wrong?This question warrants a closer look at not just the disease itself, but its long history and the multitude of strategies to combat its spread. This book collects the many important milestones in malaria control and treatment in one convenient volume. Importantly, it also traces the history of the disease from the 1920s to the present, and over several continents. It is the first multidisciplinary volume of its kind combining historical and scientific information that addresses the global challenge of malaria control.Malaria remains as resurgent as ever and The Global Challenge of Malaria: Past Lessons and Future Prospects will examine this challenge - and the range of strategies and tools to confront it - from an interdisciplinary and transnational perspective.
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Introduction - "Facing the Challenge of Malaria" (Frank Snowden); Lessons of History: The Eradication of Malaria in the United States (Margaret Humphreys); Technological Solutions: The Rockefeller Foundation and the Insecticidal Approach to Malaria Control, 1920 - 1950 (Darwin H Stapleton); The WHO African Pilot Projects and the Global Eradication Campaign (James L A Webb, Jr.); The Sardinian Project: Uses and Misues of History (Frank M Snowden); Why Has Popular Education Participation Not Featured More Prominently in Malaria Control? (Socrates Litsios); The Search for New Tools: Prospects and Difficulties of a Malaria Vaccine (Thomas L Richie); Vector Control Strategies (Manuel Lluberas); Qinghaosu to Artemisinin: How an Ancient Chinese Herbal Remedy Became First-Line Treatment (Jessica Lin and Stephen Meshnick); New Strategies of Vector Control Peter Agre, Jason Rasgon and Connie Liu); Insecticide-Treated Bednets in Malaria Prevention and Control: Strategies, Implementation, and Outcomes (Harry Flaster and Brian G Blackburn); Perspectives on the Contemporary Challenge: Italian Malariology after the Eradication: Contributing to an Understanding of the Entomological Evolutionary Bases of Malaria Ecology in Subsaharan Africa (Gilberto Corbellini); Malaria in the Gambia (Brian Greenwood); Strategies and Perspectives of the Gates Foundation (Janice Culpepper); Can We Eradicate Malaria? An Historical Perspective (Randall M Packard); The Scientific and Medical Challenge of Malaria (Richard Bucala).