Para-States and Medical Science: Making African Global Health
Uli Beisel, 2015. "The Blue Warriors: Ecology, Participation, and Public Health in Malaria Control Experiments", Para-States and Medical Science: Making African Global Health, Paul Wenzel Geissler
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The spraying of inside walls of houses with insecticides has regained popularity in malaria control. In Ghana it was a corporate social responsibility project of a major gold-mining company that has brought insecticide spraying firmly back as a national agenda. Taking the project of the gold-mining company as a point of departure, this chapter reflects on the relationship between the ecology of spraying, democracy, and para-statal health care. I propose that insecticide spraying in the age of biological resistance is best understood as a real-world experiment. The notion emphasizes the uncertainty and tentativeness that characterizes insecticide spraying against malaria today...