In an interview with The Huffington Post, Dr. Roly Gosling, lead of the Malaria Elimination Initiative at the University of California, San Francisco, Global Health Group, discussed, among other topics, the impact of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria in the fight against malaria. In disbursing almost US$5 billion in malaria grants since 2002, the Global Fund has been invaluable, helping countries that strive for control and elimination against the disease. However, the potential risks of decreased commitments from donor governments to the Global Fund make the threat of major malaria resurgence in many countries around the world a frightening possibility. The interview took place in advance of a meeting which just concluded in Namibia and was held by the Roll Back Malaria Partnership Monitoring & Evaluation Reference Group (MERG). Dr. Gosling also discussed the meeting’s focus on elimination preparation in countries that have shown success in driving down malaria to low levels.
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