Saturday, 22 September 2018
Revisiting the evidence on malaria eradication in the Americas

Added: 29.12.2017 14:14 | 217 views | 0 comments

Summary
  • Two of GiveWell’s fight malaria in sub-Saharan Africa.
  • GiveWell’s valuations of these charities on research by Hoyt Bleakley on the impacts of malaria eradication efforts in the American South in the 1920s and in Brazil, Colombia, and Mexico in the 1950s.
  • I reviewed the Bleakley study and mostly support its key findings: the campaigns to eradicate malaria from Brazil, Colombia, and Mexico, and perhaps the American South as well, were followed by accelerated income gains for people whose childhood exposure to the disease was reduced. The timing of these events is compatible with the theory that rolling back malaria increased prosperity.

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