Malaria Cure

Our documentary, Home Grown Cure, is about a farmer in Uganda who thinks he has found a low-tech and highly effective way to fight Malaria.

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Malaria Cure

Every year, nearly a million people -- mostly African children -- die of Malaria. Malaria is preventable and treatable. But preventing it costs a lot of money. And in some countries, corruption is bleeding money away from the fight. So a farmer in Uganda decided to take matters into his own hands. He is helping local farmers grow a plant that is proving useful for preventing and treating Malaria.

The Current's contributor Kennedy Jawoko went to meet him. We aired his documentary, Home Grown Cure.

Kennedy Jawoko is one of the 18 winners of this year's Canadian Institutes of Health Research Journalism Awards.

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