Global & Disaster Medicine

Chinese researchers are undertaking a mass drug administration, or MDA, which involves giving antimalarial pills to every man, woman, and child in Kenya all at once.

The Atlantic

“…..But MDA is controversial for reasons of both science and ethics. There are concerns that it could lead to increased drug resistance, which could see malaria rise to levels not seen in decades. Others believe it’s unethical to give antimalarials to people who may not even have the disease—or who don’t wish to take them—though such qualms are dismissed in Kenya and elsewhere……”


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