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Fighting Malaria in the Senegal River Basin

April 24, 2014

Millions of people living in Guinea, Mali, Mauritania, and Senegal are now being protected from malaria and a number of debilitating neglected tropical diseases. A World Bank funded project that is improving water resources management in the Senegal River Basin is also fighting diseases associated with water and how it is used to irrigate crops. In the first phase of the project, 3.1 million insecticide-treated mosquito nets were distributed to protect about 5.6 million people from malaria.