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Mortality rates from malaria in children under 5 fall sharply in 10 countries

BMJ 2008; 336 doi: (Published 12 June 2008) Cite this as: BMJ 2008;336:1331
  1. Rory Watson
  1. 1Brussels

Latest figures from the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria show that considerable advances are being made in tackling all three diseases.

Released this week to coincide with the United Nations’ general assembly high level meeting on HIV/AIDS in New York, the figures show that the fund has delivered 59 million bed nets impregnated with insecticide to families at risk of catching malaria, almost double the number that were issued a year ago.

Michel Kazatchkine, the fund’s executive director, said there was now clear …

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