Reversing a Reversal

After decades of advancement in the fight against malaria, infection rates are sneaking back up again, according to the WHO’s most recent estimates.
 
The culprit is history repeated: As they did in the 1950s, drug-resistant malaria strains are making their way west—often via peacekeepers and military personnel—from Asia across Africa, which already bears the world’s largest brunt of infection rates. Curbing what could become pandemic levels of the disease will require more and varied funding sources (and flexibility from both philanthropic and government agencies) as well as coordinated global efforts.  
 
Project Syndicate

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