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Title:
Eradicate Malaria by Spraying
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Description:
From the 1950s to the 1980s, malaria eradication campaigns dominated the international health agenda. Particularly active programs in Latin America, South Asia, and Africa consumed a substantial proportion of national health expenditures as well as major inputs from the World Health Organization and the U.S. Agency for International Development. Optimists argued that given enough insecticide, medicine, and money, the disease-causing mosquito could be eliminated from the planet. It gradually became apparent that the strength of the parasite to survive and continue causing disease in human hosts had been grossly underestimated and the program ultimately failed. Lack of community involvement in campaigns, cultural and organizational inflexibility, and inadequate research support were all contributing factors in the program's demise. This poster from India reflects the overconfidence in eradication. The embellished image of a man spraying insecticide on a larger-than-life mosquito suggests that wiping out the insects, by using insecticides such as DDT, would lead to the elimination of the disease. It did not.
NOTE: Slide of original poster image is slightly blurry.
Number of Image Pages:
1 (844,156 Bytes)
Date Supplied:
ca. 1960
Creator:
Indian Malaria Eradication Programme
Source:
Original Repository: History of Medicine Division. Prints and Photographs Collection
This image may also be accessed from the Images from the History of Medicine (IHM).
URL: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/hmd/ihm/
IHM Order Number: A025617
Publisher:
Indian Malaria Eradication Programme
Rights:
Courtesy of the National Library of Medicine.
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Subject:
Medical Subject Headings (MeSH):
Malaria
Public Health
Visual Culture and Public Health Keywords:
Eradication
Exhibit Category:
Infectious Disease
Unique Identifier:
VCBBCS
Document Type:
Posters
Slides (photographs)
Language:
English
Hindi
Format:
image/jpeg
image/tif
Physical Condition:
Good
Metadata Last Modified Date:
2016-06-03
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