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Continued Investments Necessary To Eliminate Malaria, Experts Say On World Day

CNN: World Malaria Day: Funds dwindling after ‘success’
“Bold U.N. targets to eradicate malaria are likely to be missed if governments continue to cut back aid budgets due to waning political commitment, according to a report in The Lancet. Countries with a good track record in combating the killer disease, such as China, Mexico, Turkey, and South Africa, are set to see 30 percent less funding in coming years as aid money is diverted elsewhere, the report adds…” (Moisescu, 4/25).

The Guardian: Nigeria urged to focus on malaria as other countries edge towards elimination
“Donors and governments must continue to fund the fight against malaria in Nigeria, where, despite impressive progress in reducing the number of deaths, about 100,000 people still die from the disease every year, says the head of the Malaria Consortium’s Nigeria office…” (Chonghaile, 4/25).

Huffington Post: Bill Gates Has A Plan To Eliminate Malaria Once And For All
“Malaria kills hundreds of thousands of people every year — but with the right investment, Bill Gates is hoping to eliminate the disease entirely. Gates discusses his new approach to tackling the disease in a video released on Monday, for World Malaria Day, featuring U.K. Chancellor George Osborne…” (Grossman, 4/25).

U.N. News Centre: On World Malaria Day, U.N. says world closer to eliminating ‘ancient killer’
“A year after the World Health Assembly resolved to eliminate malaria from at least 35 countries by 2030, a new World Health Organization (WHO) report released [Monday] — on World Malaria Day — shows that the goal, although ambitious, is achievable…” (4/25).

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