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In a new nine minute radio show by DW Radio, Julia Gross speaks to young stars in Ifakara Health Institute, on why and how they are addressing the persistent malaria transmission in the Kilombero river valley, in south eastern Tanzania. A link to the show is here: http://www.dw.com/en/world-in-progress-staying-a-step-ahead-of-malaria/av-36588582 . In a language far clearer than most seasoned scientists, the Ifakara youngstars, Salum Mapua and Nancy Matowo elegantly explain the power of grass root innovation and why greater investments are necessary to address residual malaria transmission.  Here below is a small preview as provide by Julia on her web page:

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World In Progress: Staying a step ahead of malaria: The World Health Organization wants to eliminate malaria in at least 35 countries by 2030. Although there has been lots of progress towards this goal, some countries have noticed case numbers are remaining constant, or even rising. At Ifakara Health Institute in Tanzania, scientists believe that one of the reasons behind this is a shift in the mosquito population which transmits the disease.”

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A related post by Emma Wallis @ DW is available here: http://www.dw.com/en/world-in-progress-towards-a-better-future/av-36588989

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