Global Malaria Goals Achievable With Greater Investment, Experts Say

News outlets report on global malaria strategies by the Roll Back Malaria Partnership (RBM) and the WHO.

Inter Press Service: New Malaria Strategy Would Double Current Funding
“…Experts at the RBM say that just over 100 billion dollars is needed to eliminate malaria by 2030, with an additional 10 billion to fund research and development of new tools, including new drugs and insecticides. To achieve the first milestone of reducing malaria incidence and mortality rates by 40 percent, annual malaria investments will need to rise to 6.4 billion dollars by 2020…” (Stapp, 7/13).

Jakarta Post: Global malaria goals ambitious but achievable: WHO
“The World Health Organization’s global malaria program director Pedro Alonso said the new 2030 malaria goals and the 2020 and 2025 milestones, laid out in the WHO and Roll Back Malaria strategies, are ambitious but achievable. ‘We must accelerate progress toward malaria elimination to ensure that neither parasite resistance to drugs, mosquito resistance to insecticides, nor malaria resurgence unravels the tremendous gains to date. We can and must achieve even greater impact to protect the investment the global community has made,’ he said on Tuesday…” (7/14).