Malaria Treatment, Prevention Innovations, Long-Term Investment In Health Systems Can Help Eradicate Malaria By 2040
New York Times: The World Needs to Build on Its Success Against Malaria
“…[T]he United Nations and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation are calling on the world to eradicate [malaria] by 2040, potentially saving 11 million lives in the next 25 years. They say this goal can be achieved for between $90 billion and $120 billion and would produce economic benefits of $2 trillion. … With sustained strategies, some countries will be able to eradicate the disease within their borders. But this will not happen unless industrialized nations, as well as fast-growing developing countries, put more money into research, drugs, bed nets and insecticides. As the Ebola epidemic last year in West Africa showed, the health systems of poor countries need long-term investments so that they are prepared to cope with epidemics of all kinds, not just a single disease…” (9/29).