Better Coordination Needed to Fight Malaria

May 7, 2010, 9:35 a.m.



"Despite an at times discouraging global picture, malaria control, elimination, and eradication are potentially achievable within a century," writes a Lancet Infectious Diseases' Leading Edge piece that reflects on some of the progress and challenges of fighting malaria worldwide."However, bodies involved in the many disparate branches of malaria control programmes need to coordinate their efforts more effectively, to enable national malaria control programmes to integrate with national health systems, and to ensure that funds are not wasted on duplicated research and surveillance. Only then will maximum benefits be realised and real progress made in the most intractable settings" (5/1).



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