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Analysis Finds Funding for Malaria Is Significantly Less than Estimated Need

A new Kaiser Family Foundation report finds that funding for global malaria control and elimination activities has risen from US$871 million in 2005 to US$2.6 billion in 2013. However, total funding is significantly below US$5.1 billion, the goal set by the Global Malaria Action Plan, which is a framework endorsed by world leaders in 2008 to reach global malaria reduction targets.

Additionally, support for malaria research and development (R&D) activities in 2013 was estimated to be US$549 million, below the estimated annual need of US$750-900 million and the lowest level of funding since 2010.

The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria is the largest source of funding for malaria in the world, providing 40 percent of total available resources in 2013, followed by the United States (26%), and domestic resources (20%). For R&D, the largest funder was the U.S. National Institutes of Health (25% in 2013), followed by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (22%).

The full analysis is available on the Kaiser Family Foundation’s website.

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