Anti-DDT business interests appear triumphant, if only temporarily, in their efforts to stop the use of DDT in the fight against malaria.
ProtectAfrica.com reports use of DDT has been stopped in northern Uganda. Nine corporations sued to stop the spraying. New Visions reports a shift to a chemical named ICON for use in Indoor Residual Spraying, designed to protect people against mosquitoes in their homes.
I have links to stories saying Rwanda has abandoned DDT in the past few weeks, but none of the links work.
Meanwhile, from The East African in Nairobi, Kenya, comes the report that Tanzania became the first East African nation in recent years to use DDT for limited, indoor spraying. [But be wary of this source; the article also claims many nations outlawed DDT after 1972; not accurate in Africa, nor most other places.]
There is high irony in businesses opposing the use of DDT when environmental organizations in other nations do not oppose it.