Lancet is one of the premiere research journals in the world for all of science, but especially for issues of health and medicine.
On October 29, 2010, Lancet published a special report, “Malaria Elimination.” Much science. Much history. No call for more DDT.
A plan for research is laid out. Plans to eradicate malaria from more than 90 nations are laid out, explained and debated. Calls for more research are made. Calls for disciplined action from nations and health care organizations, and donor organizations.
But no call for more DDT.
Go take a look at the issue. Several of the articles are available for no charge, out from behind the usual Lancet paywall.
Get the real science, real history, real policy. Environmentalists are not evil villains there. malaria is the villain in that story, and serious health care researchers and deliverers discuss serious methods to beat the disease. Consequently, DDT has only a bit part.
- Executive summary from Lancet, with a brief review of each article
- Malaria Elimination Group (MEG) website