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TRF Examines Efforts To End Malaria, Including Research On Insecticides, Vaccines, Other Preventives

Thomson Reuters Foundation: In the lab: six innovations scientists hope will end malaria
“After being abandoned as too ambitious in 1969, global plans to eliminate malaria are back on the agenda, with financial backing from the world’s richest couple, Bill and Melinda Gates, and U.S. President Barack Obama. The Gateses aim to eradicate malaria by 2040 by doubling funding over the next decade to support the roll out of new products to tackle rising drug resistance against the disease. … They are also supporting a push to create the world’s first vaccine against a parasite…” (Migiro, 6/8).

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