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Can WHO Roll Back Malaria?

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Science  20 Oct 2000:
Vol. 290, Issue 5491, pp. 430
DOI: 10.1126/science.290.5491.430

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GENEVA-- In October 1998, World Health Organization Director-General Gro Harlem Brundtland announced Roll Back Malaria, a multiagency crusade that aims to cut malaria mortality in half over the next 10 years. Brundtland might just be the one to pull it off, say numerous public health experts, although some researchers question whether the goal is realistic.