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WHO should commit to eradicating malaria by 2040, says Gates Foundation

BMJ 2015; 351 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.h5240 (Published 01 October 2015) Cite this as: BMJ 2015;351:h5240
  1. Anne Gulland
  1. 1London

The World Health Organization has been urged to commit to eradicating malaria by 2040, building on recent progress that has cut the number of deaths from the disease.

A report by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and Ray Chambers, the United Nations’ special envoy for malaria, laid out what it would take to eliminate malaria by 2040.1 It urged the World Health Assembly, WHO’s decision making body, to make a declaration on malaria eradication if certain key milestones are met.

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