asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies what practical steps are being taken by the Governments of Kenya, Tanganyika and Uganda to utilise the facilities available under the United Nations specialised agencies or other organisations to eradicate malaria; and to what extent these have proved to be successful.
§ Mr. Lennox-Boyd
Since the latter part of 1954 a World Health Organisation team has been working at the East African Institute of Malaria and Vector-borne Diseases at Amani in Tanganyika under the supervision of its Director. The team is engaged in laboratory entomological work, chemical tests and analyses, the training of auxiliary personnel, and health propaganda. It has also assisted in a malaria control project on the border between Kenya and Tanganyika, the first testing area of the Institute. The United Nations Children's Fund has provided transport, equipment, and insecticides to the value of $51,400.147W
In 1954 the Kenya Government enlisted the help of the World Health Organisation and the United Nations Children's Fund in a scheme for the institution of malaria control in the Nandi and UasinGishu Districts of Kenya, the former organisation providing periodical visits by a Malariologist and the latter supplies of insecticides and transport.
These projects are essentially experimental designed to determine whether large-scale malaria eradication schemes can be embarked upon. It is not possible to say whether these and similar projects elsewhere in Africa have been successful until they have been completed and their results assessed.