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Fighting malaria in Africa from apartment in Charlestown

Fighting malaria in Africa from apartment in Charlestown

Charlestown senior living community resident Diane Winn hardly fits the bill of older retiree.

Where other residents have Thanksgiving-themed wreaths on their doors and photos of family members and grandchildren on their hallway shelves, Winn has works of art from Africa and a photo of herself greeting an Ashanti king.

In fact, Winn isn't even retired.

When she graduated from college in 1959 with a degree in biology, Winn had no way of knowing that she would spend the next 50 years of her life traveling between the United States and Ghana working to develop and sell an affordable, effective treatment for malaria.

But that's...

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