Interesting article. http://www.nysun.com/article/31397?p...&access=792321
The problem, according to the writer, is that DDT is the most effective insecticide and of course DDT was banned in the 70s because it hurts some birds. The proposal is to allow DDT use *indoors* which would prevent bird exposure and achieve a 90% reduction misquitos entering the premesis. No info on how that reduction would correlate to reduced malaria cases, but I bet it's substantial. 250-300 million annually, maybe?
April 25 is Africa Malaria Day, but don't expect headlines reflecting on the unnecessary deaths of millions of Africans. Don't expect to hear about rallies organized by the Reverends Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton alleging racism behind these deaths. In fact, the only civil rights organization that has been fully involved and spearheading efforts to stop the epidemic is based in New York City. It's the Congress of Racial Equality. Roy Innis, the CORE chairman, recently issued a press release citing the enormous impact of malaria on Africans. He writes: "Every year, over 400 million African mothers, fathers and children are stricken by acute malaria."