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The U.S. National Library of Medicine has digitized their collection of Chinese anti-malaria posters that were disseminated throughout China from the 1950s to the 1970s, when over 30 million people were afflicted with malaria. Visitors should check out the "Introduction" link to learn about the focus of the posters, most of which dealt with prevention techniques, such as eliminating mosquito breeding grounds, using bed nets, and residential spraying. The "Introduction" also includes statistics on the high success rate of the community-oriented approach to malaria control that China used, and how other affected countries can learn from the Chinese. Visitors should click on "Gallery of Images" to view the well-drawn posters, some which explain methods and benefits of prevention using multiple cartoon-style panels within the poster, and some which use just one panel. The poster entitled "Do Away With Superstition And Believe In Science" presents one of the complexities of tackling the malaria problem in China, where some believed that prayer would help them avoid succumbing to the evil spirit of malaria.
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