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The Challenges of Malaria Prevention for Women at War

Listen to this interview to find out how the military changed its tactics largely to prevent the spread of malaria during the recent Liberia deployment.


 

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Remington L. Nevin, MD, MPH, of the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and author of “Issues in the Prevention of Malaria Among Women at War” in the new book Women at War discusses the challenges in preventing malaria in deployed women, the lack of clinical trial data on the impact of antimalarial drugs on women, and the recent success in avoiding malaria in Liberia.

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Women currently make up about 15% of the military population, and more than 300,000 women have deployed since September 11, 2001. Women at War includes 19 chapters covering a host of topics, including deployment, issues at home, psychological challenges, and the veteran experience, reviewing epidemiology, changes in policy and demographics, factors affecting health, issues related to reproductive and urogenital health, and suggestions for health care providers treating women service members and veterans.

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