The region has made considerable progress in combating the disease, but complications linked to COVID-19 could potentially lead to double the number of deaths this year compared to 2018.
His stunning announcement suggests an unprecedented willingness to conduct a pharmaceutical experiment on himself.
The antimalarial drug has been talked about as a promising treatment for Covid-19 by Elon Musk and Donald Trump, but the science isn't nearly there yet.
He and his wife thought the product was the same as the pharmaceutical drug that Trump's been touting as a potential “game-changer.”
But it's not quite ready, according to the FDA.
Malaria Is Devastating Rwanda's Rice Farmers — but the Government Still Won't Commit to This Easy Fix
Rice farmers put food on Rwandans' tables and prop up the economy, but get little help coping with the malaria-carrying mosquitoes in their fields.
The body of a 10-year-old child who died in the 5th century had a rock inserted into its mouth to prevent undead attacks.
For families living in rural communities, traveling to the nearest health center can be an hours-long trek.
“The mosquito population is already coming out, and it’s making life impossible,” said a former Navy entomologist in San Juan.