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Massive scale-up of malaria control in endemic nations must be sustained, says WHO

BMJ 2010; 341 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.c7361 (Published 23 December 2010) Cite this as: BMJ 2010;341:c7361
  1. John Zarocostas
  1. 1Geneva

The massive scale-up of malaria interventions that have saved the lives of nearly three quarters of a million children in the past decade must be maintained and accelerated, says the World Health Organization and leaders in the global fight against the disease.

“We cannot let this momentum slip,” said Margaret Chan, WHO director general, and she stressed that the unprecedented control efforts must be maintained, the results measures, and the problems identified.

“The results set out in this report are the best seen in decades. After so many years of deterioration and stagnation in the malaria situation, countries and their development partners are now on the offensive,” she said.

Dr Chan also said during the …

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