Epidemic On the Run

How the accelerating antimalaria campaign opened up a whole new model for global aid

Dominic Nahr for TIME

A woman who has had malaria digs for fish in a mosquito-ridden swamp in Apac, Uganda.

In the most malarious town on earth, I find Dr. Matthew Emer at his desk behind two sets of fly screens and under a ceiling fan. I introduce myself and tell Emer I am reporting on a campaign to wipe malaria off the planet. If I want to know why that is important and how hard it might be, I say, it seems a good idea to see how bad it can get--and I've read that in Apac, a district of 515,000 people in northern Uganda, the average person is bitten four times a day by malaria-infected mosquitoes. Emer nods. There...

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