Discover the story of Dr. Fred Soper and his efforts to eliminate malaria in this video segment adapted from Rx for SurvivalAnopheles gambiae mosquito, the species known to spread malaria. He devised a strategy that included destroying breeding sites and controlled spraying of a pesticide known as DDT. The video explains why Soper's global campaign ultimately stalled, before it reached the African continent, and why DDT was almost uniformly banned from use. The video concludes with some experts suggesting that it may be time to reconsider using DDT to save African lives.
This media asset was adapted from Rx for Survival.