Adding Vaccines to Intensify the Assault on Malaria

May 9, 2013 | USAID IMPACTblog

At the turn of the last century, the call to action to bring to bear tools such as insecticide-treated bed nets, malaria rapid diagnostic tests and artemisinin-based combination therapies, was heard. Governments, foundations, non-profit groups, and the commercial sector mobilized to stem the tide against an ancient scourge—the result has been an estimated 274 million malaria cases and 1.1 million deaths averted between 2001 and 2010. And yet, the fight against malaria is far from over and new tools will be needed to continue to build on these initial impressive gains.

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