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Survival - The Plant That Cures Malaria

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Malaria kills a child in Africa every 30 seconds. The disease is both the cause and effect of Africa’s poverty. But in Uganda, a pioneering farmer, Clovis Kabaseke, believes he has an answer to both problems. Artemisia, a Chinese herb, produces chemicals in its leaves that can cure Malaria in just three days. These exciting new drugs – Artemisinin-based Combination Therapies, or ACTs - are one of the best new hopes for defeating Malaria. Clovis hopes that by encouraging African farmers to grow the plant in ever increasing amounts, he can cure both poverty and this deadly disease.

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