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Malaria: Climate change poses “substantial risk to progress,” WHO warns

BMJ 2023; 383 doi: (Published 01 December 2023) Cite this as: BMJ 2023;383:p2848
  1. Elisabeth Mahase
  1. The BMJ

A “substantial pivot” is needed to get the fight against malaria back on track after a pause in progress, the World Health Organization has warned.1

There were an estimated 249 million malaria cases globally in 2022—16 million more than in 2019 (233m)—said WHO in its annual malaria report. On top of the disruption caused by the covid-19 pandemic, the global response to malaria has been threatened by drug and …

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