Neglected Diseases in East Asia: Are Public Health Programs Working?

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Testimony of Dr. Anne Peterson Assistant Administrator for Global Health U.S. Agency for International Development before the Subcommittee on East Asian and Pacific Affairs Committee on Foreign Relations United States Senate. in which she quotes the research that states ‘For those individuals at risk from malaria, insecticide treated nets (ITNs) are the most practical and effective means for protecting the largest percentage of populations. Consistent use of an ITN has been shown to decrease severe malaria by 45%, reduce premature births by 42% and cut all-cause child mortality by 17%