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Newswise — World Malaria Day is Saturday, April 25. If you're looking for experts to speak about malaria control efforst in Africa, Dr. John Chimumbwa is available.

Dr. John Chimumbwa is a leading authority in malaria control efforts throughout Africa. A Zambian national with a Ph.D. in Malaria Epidemiology from the University of Natal, he has more than 15 years experience working to combat malaria in many parts of Africa. Dr. Chimumbwa worked with UNICEF's Eastern and Southern Africa Office on the Roll Back Malaria project and as national malaria program coordinator in the Zambia Ministry of Health.

He is currently deputy program director for RTI International's USAID-funded indoor residual spraying (IRS) program that is treating homes against malaria-carrying mosquitoes in 15 African nations. So far the program has treated the homes of more than 13 million people in 14 countries.

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