Hungry Residents Often Forced To Use Malaria Nets For Fishing In Many African Nations

January 30, 2015 11:36 PM

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Billionaire Bill Gates is confident malaria will be eradicated in his lifetime. And reputable aid organizations continue to pat themselves on the backs for scaling up their efforts to provide life-saving nets to prevent the disease’s spread.

But, on-the-ground investigations have found that when people in many African countries don’t have access to food or adequate information about malaria, they’re often inclined to use those very nets for an assortment of other activities. Fishermen in several countries, including Mozambique, Nigeria,...

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