The fight against malaria: Diminishing gains and growing challenges

Cohen, J. M., Okumu, F. and Moonen, B. (2022) The fight against malaria: Diminishing gains and growing challenges. Science Translational Medicine, 14(651), (doi: 10.1126/scitranslmed.abn3256) (PMID:35767649)

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Since the year 2000, historic reductions in malaria incidence and mortality have been driven by the widespread distribution of bed nets, drugs, and insecticides for the prevention and treatment of malaria. Scale-up of these tools has been enabled by an increase in malaria financing compounded by price reductions, yet these trends are unlikely to continue at the same rate. Rapid population growth in high-endemic areas requires procurement of more of these tools just to maintain current coverage, even as prices are likely to increase as resistance to drugs and insecticides forces shifts to newer products. Further progress toward the long-term goal of malaria eradication requires a combination of greater funding, more cost-effective resource allocation, and fundamental changes to the global malaria control strategy.

Item Type:Articles
Keywords:General Medicine
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Okumu, Professor Fredros
Authors: Cohen, J. M., Okumu, F., and Moonen, B.
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > School of Biodiversity, One Health & Veterinary Medicine
Journal Name:Science Translational Medicine
Publisher:American Association for the Advancement of Science
ISSN (Online):1946-6242

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