Reduction in Malaria Mortality in Ethiopia and Rwanda

Anti-Malaria Efforts Yield New Success

Research Finds Unprecedented Drop In Deaths in Two Hard-Hit Countries

By David Brown

Washington Post Staff Writer
Friday, February 1, 2008; Page A11

“Widespread use of insecticide-treated mosquito nets and state-of-the-art drugs has succeeded in cutting malaria deaths in half in two countries most heavily affected by the disease, the World Health Organization is reporting today.

The findings from Rwanda and Ethiopia are the first to show a greater than 50 percent reduction in malaria mortality nationwide in “high burden” countries. Such dramatic reductions had been achieved previously only in smaller regions or in countries where the disease is less pervasive.”

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Let me introduce myself. Russ and I are the parents of twelve children by birth and adoption, and sometimes more through foster care. I'm the creator of One Thankful Mom which has been as much of a gift to me as to my readers. In 2011 I became a TBRI® Pracitioner* and have lived and breathed connected parenting ever since. I'm deeply honored to be the co-author, together with the late Dr. Karyn Purvis, of The Connected Parent; it is her final written work. I love speaking at events for adoptive and foster parents. I'm also the co-founder of The Adoption Connection, a podcast and resource site for adoptive moms. I mentor and encourage adoptive moms so you can find courage and hope in your journeys of loving your children well.


  1. Angela
    February 3, 2008

    I love reading your blog! We are also adopting a sibling group from Ethiopia using AAI, have 2 bio kiddos, and are beginning our homeschooling adventure using Sonlight! I look forward to gleaning from your wisdom!
    I love your maps by the way! I’ve been wondering how I would hang maps in my dining room without using the dreaded thumbtack option! I love your beautiful maps! Off to see if I can find them!
    Email me anytime, I’d love to chat more!


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