The World Health Organisation (WHO) released its new report on strategic priorities for malaria. The report’s emphasis on the need for more investment in research and development is an important and positive development. Noting that today less than 1% of global funding for health research and development investment goes to developing tools to tackle malaria, the authors called for focused efforts to develop “transformative tools and knowledge”. However, the report’s simultaneous acknowledgement that it is currently not possible to set a timeframe for the eradication of malaria is a sobering reminder of the complexity of the task ahead.
New WHO report highlights the importance of developing new tools to fight malaria
- 17 January 2020 The draft of the Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework is now out
- 14 January 2020 Over half of US National Parks are at risk of biodiversity loss
- 8 January 2020 Welcome to the Network, Revive & Restore!
- 17 December 2019 Here’s what to look out for in 2020
- 16 December 2019 A new chapter in the fight against mosquitoes’ resistance to malaria insecticides