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Despite Global Successes In Malaria Eradication Efforts, Challenges To Prevention, Treatment Remain

The Guardian: Malaria: can we eradicate one of the world’s deadliest diseases?
“…[I]n recent years genuine progress has been made in pushing back against this disease, with an estimated 4.3 million lives saved from malaria since 2001, thanks to a colossal global push. … So how can this be sustained? The places where the disease continues to be endemic, where people don’t have preventative measures such as nets or treatment, are the hardest to reach. And the fear is that if global funding and attention turns to something else there will be a lethal resurgence of the disease…” (Leach, 5/20).

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