Following the release of findings in the Journal Nature yesterday highlighting the effect of malaria control on Plasmodium falciparum in Africa, between 2000 and 2015, the BBC World Service interviewed Malaria Consortium Development Director, Dr James Tibenderana, about what these encouraging results could mean for the future of malaria control and elimination efforts.
Progress against malaria has been one of the great successes of the MDG era, with global deaths cut in half since 2000. However, with threats such as the emergence of drug resistant malaria parasites, eradication remains elusive. Effective malaria control measures must be scaled up in order to ensure continued success in the fight against the disease.
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