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Malaria Eradication Ultimate Goal; Integrating Malaria, MNCH Programs Critical To Achieving Target

Devex: As malaria resistance continues to evolve, science must keep pace
Ashley Birkett, director of PATH’s Malaria Vaccine Initiative

“…The news that drug-resistant parasites are once again on the march will prompt new efforts to slow their advance and add urgency to the search for alternatives to artemisinin, as it should. But there is really only one way to break out of malaria’s version of the boom-bust cycle: eliminate malaria from its remaining strongholds and eventually eradicate the parasite altogether…” (3/5).

Huffington Post Canada: A ‘No Missed Opportunities’ Approach Is Essential For Ending Diseases Like Malaria
Joel C. Spicer, president of the Micronutrient Initiative

“…Aligning nutrition, malaria, and other MNCH action when possible represents a key opportunity to improve how we deliver life-saving health programs. Right now, opportunities are available to integrate the delivery of nutrition with seasonal malaria prevention campaigns to save more children’s lives. … We are still missing opportunities and those we exist to serve are paying the price. There is much more that can be done to close this gap. Now is the time to accelerate our efforts where progress has been slow to seize every opportunity…” (3/3).

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