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Expert group calls for more funding to tackle malaria

BMJ 2009; 338 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.b2488 (Published 18 June 2009) Cite this as: BMJ 2009;338:b2488
  1. Rory Watson
  1. 1Brussels

    European Union donors need to increase their funding to antimalaria programmes fourfold if the ultimate target of defeating the disease is to be achieved, says a study from the European Alliance Against Malaria.

    Since 2004, global funding for malaria control has increased considerably and by 2007, the most recent year for which complete data are available, had reached $1.5bn (£920m; €1.1bn). However, the report by the alliance, a group of European civil society organisations, warns that this will be insufficient to meet the millennium development goal of halting by 2015 and beginning …

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