There can be no development without malaria control, global leaders say

Originally posted on Roll Back Malaria

Global leaders from UN agencies and NGOs shed light on the vicious cycle of disease and poverty that malaria sets in motion in more than 104 malaria-endemic countries and territories in the world.

In short taped interviews, captured in New York in June 2013, thought leaders and malaria experts make a strong case for continued investment in malaria control as the path to defeating poverty and driving development. In the past decade, malaria control has yielded remarkable results but the progress that has been achieved so far can be undone quickly, if investment stalls. This is a time of opportunity: the lives and economic prosperity of nearly half of world’s population can be greatly improved, if defeating malaria remains a global priority.

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