Malaria epidemic in Africa is because Africa, especially sub-Saharan Africa was disallowed to spray with DDT
Austerity is causing return of malaria to Europe
3 weeks after African nations adopted to use DDT to eliminate malaria, the west “suddenly discovered” malaria vaccine
Aug. 21, 2013
NewsRescue– World health organizations have been sounding the alarm on the increase in malaria infections in economically collapsed Greece. Malaria was kept in check for 4 decades till the recession hit.
Greece austerity has constrained municipal governments ability to afford the spray it uses to kill the anopheles mosquito.
The interesting first bit of news here for many in Africa, is the fact that Europe used DDT in a 1955 World Health Organization program to eradicate malaria worldwide. This kept the mosquitoes in check while most of Africa and the entire sub-Saharan region was disallowed by the colonial lords from using it on the pretext of “risks to health.” Greece’s malaria dropped from 2 million cases a year to a handful/year. Malaria which was the world’s largest killer disease in history, affecting two thirds of the world, from London to Boston, was largely eliminated by DDT, except in Africa where its use was stopped. DDT got the Nobel prize for medicine in 1948.
Pharmaceutical companies make billions of dollars selling anti-malaria medicine to Africa.
In a recent meeting held in Nigeria, African nations finally decided to emancipate themselves from the shackles of colonialism and resolved to spray. See: NewsRescue–African countries adopt DDT–Used By Europe–for Mosquito Eradication to Stop Malaria
The second bit of news is the direct link of poverty and disease as Greece unfortunately suffers. In line with this, African leaders are directly murderers and terrorists for failing to provide healthcare services that clearly and directly lead to epidemicity of disease and death. In Greece, new HIV infections jumped 200% due to austerity measures. Money saves lives. Health woes are also predicted to increasingly affect Spain and Portugal, two other European nations also in financial crises.