Tuesday, October 18, 2011
World Watch: Eradicating malaria
* Africa: Preliminary results of an experimental vaccine against malaria showed that the vaccine cut the risk of disease in infants roughly in half.
* Middle East: Israeli soldier Gilad Schalit was freed as part of a prisoner exchange that also liberated 477 Palestinians.
* Libya: U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton arrived in Libya today and is expected to meet with rebel leaders who helped in the ouster of former leader Moammar Gadhafi.
* Cambodia: The trial of four ex-members of the Khmer Rouge accused of crimes against humanity and genocide is scheduled to begin next month.
Image – Via Flickr user US Army Africa (“U.S. Army medical researchers in Kenya mark World Malaria Day 2010.”)
Online Sources- Voice of America, MSNBC, ABC News, The Guardian