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Tanzania: Planting the seeds of malaria control

WHO/Stephenie Hollyman

Artemisia annua has turned out to be a good cash crop for local farmers — as good as tomatoes, but with less risk. In 2005, 132 metric tonnes of Artemisia leaves were harvested in this area, enough to produce the active ingredient for 1.1 million ACT treatments.

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