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Malaria experts criticise World Bank

BMJ 2006; 332 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.332.7549.1050-b (Published 04 May 2006) Cite this as: BMJ 2006;332:1050
  1. Balaji Ravichandran
  1. BMJ

    Malaria experts from around the world have accused the World Bank of publishing false statistics and approving ineffective malaria control measures. They have called on the bank to relinquish its funding to other agencies better equipped to fight the disease.

    Writing in the online edition of the Lancet, the experts, led by Amir Attaran from the University of Ottawa in Canada, suggested that since the launch of the Roll Back Malaria programme, the bank has consistently decreased the funds it allotted for malaria control programmes around the world, and particularly in Africa.

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