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Gains in malaria control will be lost if funding stalls

BMJ 2011; 343 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.d5970 (Published 19 September 2011) Cite this as: BMJ 2011;343:d5970
  1. Nigel Hawkes
  1. 1London

Recent successes in controlling malaria in Africa could be put at risk if the funding for control programmes is not maintained, a new analysis shows.

The temptation to shift funding from countries that have done well to those that are still gearing up against malaria should be resisted, the authors warn. Although the successes may seem striking, they are fragile and could quickly be reversed, because even where control programmes have been most successful the potential for malaria transmission remains.

The analysis, launched on Monday 19 September in New York by …

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