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New High-Resolution Maps Highlight Areas Of Progress, Challenge In Malaria Control Efforts

Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation: New high-resolution maps show how to defeat malaria
“New research published [Wednesday] in The Lancet examines high-resolution images in areas where the fight to defeat malaria is succeeding and where it has stalled. … Previous global maps have focused on a single year. These studies chart the change over time from 2000 to 2017, revealing areas of progress and regions where the burden of malaria is still high or increasing. They also show the burden of malaria at a fine local geographic scale, allowing decision-makers to target interventions where the need is greatest. The research, led by MAP in collaboration with researchers at the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) at the University of Washington’s School of Medicine, builds substantially on previous estimates of malaria burden by pulling in additional data sources and mapping trends over time…” (6/19).