Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, Côte d’Ivoire

Côte d’Ivoire, West Africa, the steady and massive migration of rural people to the cities has become a problem. Therefore, projects are being promoted in rural areas to enable better management of food resources. In the rapidly growing cities, Malaria Tropica is threateningly on the rise. In the slums of Abidjan, the open sewage and ponds are ideal breeding grounds for the larvae of the malaria-carrying Anopheles mosquito. There is no money for the sewage system and mosquito nets are hardly affordable. In one slum, residents clean up plastic waste washed ashore and collected daily in the river that flows through their neighbourhood.

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