Policy Documents

Reconsider DDT against Malaria

Mauro DeLorenzo and Roger Bate –
January 10, 2007

Malaria kills over one million children a year in Africa, more than any other disease.  Last September the World Health Organization (WHO) released new policy guidelines for malaria control that call for increased spraying of insecticides inside houses, or indoor residual spraying (IRS), and encouraged the use of DDT, which is the most successful public health insecticide ever produced.