April 5, 2013

Why Is WHO Against a Malaria Drug That Works?

Brendan Borrell, Slate

AP Photo

It's a little after 9 a.m. on the Wagagai Flower Farm, and Robert Watsusi pedals a bicycle laden with two 3-gallon jugs of a hot, bitter black tea. As he rounds a corner, workers emerge from football field–size growing houses to imbibe their weekly dose of the elixir they say keeps them free from malaria. “When I see people taking it, I feel happy,” says Watsusi. “It is very good for everyone.”

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TAGGED: Africa, Herbal Remedies, Malaria, World Health Organization