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Kudos for Success against Malaria

In Malaria on December 20, 2010 at 8:13 am

More than a decade ago, international health and development agencies, including the World Health Organization and the World Bank, started a campaign to cut the number of malaria cases and deaths in half by 2010. By 2005 the effort was in such disarray that the toll from malaria had actually gotten worse, not better.

The campaign will fall short of meeting its original goals for the end of this year. But the encouraging news is that, after so much wasted time, there has been enormous progress over the past three years in distributing the means to prevent and treat malaria and in bringing down death rates in many countries. More

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