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Malaria: Eastern DR Congo’s other battle

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On a muddy back street on the outskirts of Goma, in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, more than 100 women are laying siege - with cheerful determination - to the rickety gates of a small clinic where aid workers are handing out free items.

It is a familiar scene in a region still rated one of the poorest, and most dangerous, in the world.

But instead of the more familiar search for food, shelter or medicine, the women here - many displaced from their homes by years of conflict - are after nets: cheap, simple, insecticide-soaked, life-saving, mosquito bed nets.

Read the full article on the BBC.