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Bart Knols

Managing Director, In2Care BV

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Join now: What is really needed to have a world without malaria? Live Conversation with Bart Knols

More than 800 million people currently live in parts of the world where they used to run the risk of contracting malaria. Its disappearance in more than 70 countries shows us one thing: it can be done...

The question then arises why we fail to repeat these successes in major parts of the tropics, notably sub-Saharan Africa. Although we have seen a decline in deaths starting in 2005, we're still looking at anywhere between 0.7 - 1.2 million deaths per year.

In this debate, we have the opportunity to discuss the 'why' of this problem, but also the 'how' and 'what' regarding possible solutions. I would encourage you to come forward with innovative and creative ideas that may provide new insight.

Thank you for participating.

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    Jun 12 2012: Dear all,

    We are nearing the end of this conversation. Many things were discussed (repellents, insecticides, public health systems, funding, wars, refugees) that were all of interest to me, so I thank you very much for sharing your thoughts with me.

    It shows that getting rid of malaria is not an easy thing...but maybe doable in the long run. Let's keep up the fight!

    Should you wish to talk more, you can reach me via the contact page on my website: www.bartknols.com

    Warmest regards, and thanks once again,
    Bart

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