Fighting the malaria scourge – Mass Drug Administration recommended

By Edmund Smith-Asante

Hundreds of bottles containing plant medicine line up the walls of the museum. PICTURE BY EDMUND SMITH-ASANTE

Developers of the anti-malaria artemisinin-based combination therapy, popularly known as ACT, have said the most effective way of eradicating malaria is by employing mass drug administration (MDA).

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An encounter with acupuncture

By Edmund Smith-Asante

 

Bamboo cups covering some needles as part of the treatment process. PICTURE BY EDMUND SMITH-ASANTE.jpg
Bamboo cups covering some needles as part of the treatment process. PICTURE BY EDMUND SMITH-ASANTE

I know what you are thinking. No, I did not go through the acupuncture therapy myself but I had the privilege of watching it at close range for the first time in my life.

 

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