Read the interview given by Drs. Grieco and Achee to the University of Notre Dame’s student run paper, The Observer, on the preparations for the launch of the Kenya trial this summer. They also touch on the next steps for the spatial repellents class to receive a public health policy recommendation which will allow small companies a better opportunity to pursue putting their spatial repellents on consumer and public health markets.
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