Did Malaria Kill 655,000 People in 2011 or Twice That? – NYTimes.com

Some experts were dismayed. The dispute “is a little like Gingrich and Romney going at each other — it’s only going to hurt the whole field,” said Jay A. Winsten, an adviser to Raymond G. Chambers, the United Nations special envoy for malaria.

Mr. Chambers’s reaction was that it didn’t matter much which estimate was right. Both sides agree that mosquito nets and new malaria drugs are driving deaths down, he noted. The world still must get whole families, not just babies and pregnant women, sleeping under nets and then provide new nets every three years.

via Did Malaria Kill 655,000 People in 2011 or Twice That? – NYTimes.com.

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