Malariologist seated at a microscope; a man is standing next to him holding a slide; in the background, a poster is visible. Verso: WHO/4780. French Cameroons-Malaria. World war against malaria: more than 1000 million human beings live under threat of malaria. In 1955 the World Health Assembly, meeting in Mexico, resolved to eliminate this scourage from the face of the earth as rapidly as possible- mosquitoes, it had been found, were showing resistance to modern insecticides. Each afflicted country under the overal international co-ordination of WHO and often with international help, is massing its efforts to eradicate malaria once and for all. 76 countries are joined in this aim. In the world-strategy against malaria, Africa is a major battle-ground. The disease is probably more common there than in any other continent. To help Africans to recognize the enemy, WHO sent malariologists who taught local technicians to identify the carrier of the disease under the microscope.
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World Health Organization; Source: Record; Research date: 20150902