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Malaria and the Millennium Development Goals

Lookup NU author(s): Dr Stephen Owens


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Malaria, as a key disease of poverty, was singled out for special attention in the Millennium Project of 2000. Recent data suggest that malaria incidence and mortality are now declining all over the world. While these figures are cause for celebration, they must be interpreted carefully and with caution, particularly in relation to Africa. There are daunting challenges ahead for those working to achieve malaria eradication, not least of which is the poor quality of the data on which the work is based. In the absence of an affordable and fully effective vaccine, international funding for malaria control needs to be escalated still further. The money is essential to pay for universal access to a set of simple and proven interventions which would save the lives of millions of children over the next 15 years.

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Author(s): Owens S

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: Archives of Disease in Childhood

Year: 2015

Volume: 100

Issue: Supp 1

Pages: s53-s56

Print publication date: 01/02/2015

Acceptance date: 28/08/2014

ISSN (print): 0003-9888

ISSN (electronic): 1468-2044

Publisher: BMJ Publishing Group Ltd.


DOI: 10.1136/archdischild-2013-305441


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