Africa: Guinea-Bissau Begins Distribution of 1 Million Anti-Malaria Bed Nets

[UNDP]Bissau, Guinea -Bissau - The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) today will begin to deliver one million life-saving bed nets across the national territory, having kicked off a vast awareness campaign to help communities combat the deadly mosquito-borne disease.
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Source: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine - Category: Complementary Medicine Tags: Evid Based Complement Alternat Med Source Type: research
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Source: The Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal - Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Brief Reports Source Type: research
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Source: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health - Category: Environmental Health Authors: Tags: Article Source Type: research
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Source: Journal of Theoretical Biology - Category: Biology Source Type: research
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Source: Malaria Journal - Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Tags: Research Source Type: research
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Source: Malaria Journal - Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Tags: Research Source Type: research
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Source: Malaria Journal - Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Tags: Research Source Type: research
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Source: Parasites and Vectors - Category: Microbiology Authors: Tags: Research Source Type: research
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Source: Frontiers in Microbiology - Category: Microbiology Source Type: research
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