Organization report in lieu of Monthly report of Malaria Control in War Areas
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Organization report in lieu of Monthly report of Malaria Control in War Areas

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      Report on Office of Malaria Control in War Areas, February 9, 1942-end of FY1942.

      The program for malaria control in war areas commenced in March, 1942 and by Juhe 30th had controlled mosquito production through the distribution of approximately 300,000 gallons of larvi- cide on 31 million feet of pooled ditch and 750 million square feet of pond. In addition, minor drainage had removed the necessity for larvicide distribution from 5 million feet of pooled stream and had cleared another 5 million feet and 4-4- million square feet of pond to make larvicide operations possible. This program utilized approximately one-half million man-hours.

      Under Bureau orders of February 9, 194-2 the office was set up as a part of the States Relations Division. Lacking space in Washington, the malaria section was transferred to Atlanta, Georgia, to develop as not only an administrative office but as an active operating field office for overall direction of the work. This program of Malaria Control in War Areas superseded the previous combination of operation by the Work Projects Administration through the State Boards of Health, with technical supervision supplied by the Public Health Service. The present plan includes direct project operation by each State Health Department, largely with personnel supplied by the Public Health Service. Supervision is exercised by the headquarters office in collaboration with the District Offices. Control work outside the military reservations is closely integrated with that carried on by the military inside the reservations. It is operated in toto by the Service and the States in the industrial war areas.

      Control operations under the Atlanta office started on March 17, 1942, and by the end of the ''fiscal year projects employing more than 2600 men were in operation in 93 areas and 15 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico. These projects protected 450 war establishments (military, industrial, housing or recreational) involving several million military connected personnel. Approximately $1,400,000 of Public Health Service funds were used in the fiscal year of 1942 for technical supervision of the WPA program and for direct operations in the last quarter.

      On p. [9]: Fig. 2: Organization and activates chart: Malaria Control in War Areas, July 1, 1942.

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