Past eventResearch Event

Lifeblood: How to Change the World, One Dead Mosquito at a Time

5 October 2011 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm

Chatham House, London


Alex Perry, Author and Africa Bureau Chief, Time magazine
Ian Linden CBE, Director of Policy, The Tony Blair Faith Foundation



The speaker will discuss his new book, which documents two years on the trail of a campaign to eradicate malaria. The disease still infects around half a billion people a year, and kills close to a million of them. Drawing on the history of efforts to combat malaria, Mr Perry will explore the complex politics of eradication projects, development and aid in Africa. He will argue that whilst there have been successes in the fight against malaria, considerable challenges remain.