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Against All Odds, Victories From the Front Lines

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Science  20 Oct 2000:
Vol. 290, Issue 5491, pp. 431-433
DOI: 10.1126/science.290.5491.431

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BANDIAGARA, MALI-- In one of the world's poorest countries, a team of Malian and American researchers who have been monitoring malaria here since 1997 are attacking malaria both in the lab and in the clinic. The Bandiagara Malaria Project is also laying the groundwork for future trials of a hoped-for vaccine. The researchers' presence has already had a measurable effect: In the past few years, malaria deaths have been rare.