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China in Africa: The Real Story

Chinese and US-funded Malaria Centers: Contrast and Competition

Deborah Brautigam

I've just read in Allafrica.com about a US initiative to finance ten malaria centers in endemic regions around the world. The International Centers for Malaria Research initiative, to cost $US 106 million, is a collaborative effort to strengthen research and training capacity around the world. The US-based National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) is providing the funding. This sounds a bit like the initiative announced by the Chinese government in November 2006, to set up ten malaria centers in Africa as part of the FOCAC pledges. Although I reported on this pledge in my book, The Dragon's Gift, I haven't looked into these centers in any detail (my book focuses more on the productive sectors of agriculture and manufacturing, as well as mining and infrastructure).

Tracing the planning and implementation of these two initiatives would make a great comparative research topic for a master's or Ph.D. thesis!  Is anyone working on this?