Reuters/James Akena - A youth fetches water from a riverbed near a bridge that was damaged by floods caused by torrential rains in Kasese district, 440km (264 miles) southwest from the capital Kampala May 8, 2013.

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Having your cake and eating it, too: The long-term economic effects of malaria eradication in southwestern Uganda

October 16, 2015, Jeremy Barofsky, Toby Anekwe and Claire Chase

Malaria inflicts an enormous toll on health, killing close to 600,000 people annually and causing an estimated 200 million cases per year. We estimate the long-term economic impact of malaria eradication in sub-Saharan Africa and find positive educational and economic effects. 

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