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Malaria could be eradicated by 2050, say global experts

BMJ 2019; 366 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.l5501 (Published 10 September 2019) Cite this as: BMJ 2019;366:l5501

Malaria could be eradicated much sooner

Nowadays, CRISPR-cas9 gene editing has quickly and successfully managed to engineer Anopheles mosquitoes resistant to Plasmodium malaria parasites, stable transmission of mutant alleles to progenies, reduced fertility mosquitoes, etc. [1][2][3][4]
Even necessary funding for breeding and distribution of these genetically modified mosquitoes is provided by Charities. [5][6][7][8][9][10]
Only 3 billion pounds, paid in several years, are necessary in order to eliminate malaria deaths worldwide.
In the meantime, 72 billion pounds are gathered and collected, annually, from English and Welsh Charities alone, [11] and $390 billion from US Charities. [12][13]
Only cooperation between various Countries or Charities remain, in order to completely eradicate malaria from the Planet.
References
[1] http://www.nature.com/nbt/journal/v34/n1/full/nbt.3439.html
[2] http://www.nature.com/news/gene-drive-mosquitoes-engineered-to-fight-mal...
[3] http://www.pnas.org/content/112/49/E6736.full.pdf
[4] http://www.bmj.com/content/353/bmj.i2548
[5] https://www.gov.uk/government/news/3-billion-pledge-to-help-end-malaria-...
[7] https://www.theguardian.com/society/2016/jan/25/british-government-and-b...
[8] http://www.wired.co.uk/news/archive/2016-01/25/government-bill-gates-end...
[9] http://www.reuters.com/article/malaria-funding-idUSL8N1591PN
[10] http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/12119166/Bill-Gates-and-George-Osborne-a...
[11] https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/1-of-charities-get-most-of-the-cash-m...
[12] http://www.cnbc.com/2017/06/13/americans-gave-390-billion-to-charity-las...
[13] https://www.forbes.com/sites/niallmccarthy/2017/06/13/where-are-americas...
[14] https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5656140/

Competing interests: No competing interests

11 September 2019
Stavros Saripanidis
Consultant in Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Thessaloniki, Greece