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Countrywide elimination, a precursor of global eradication, is now seen as an attainable goal for most of the countries. Photo: Bloomberg  (Bloomberg)
Countrywide elimination, a precursor of global eradication, is now seen as an attainable goal for most of the countries. Photo: Bloomberg (Bloomberg)

Financial constraints biggest hurdle in malaria-free world

Since 2000, malaria cases in the world have decreased by 91%. But declining international aid and changing priorities of govt will reverse this progress

New Delhi: Financial constraint is the biggest challenge in achieving a malaria-free world, says a study published in medical journal The Lancet on Thursday.

Since 2000, malaria cases in the world have decreased by 91%. But declining international aid for development issues and changing priorities of national governments will reverse this progress.

The paper, by the Global Health Group’s Malaria Elimination Initiative at University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) examined the progress that 35 countries with low malaria transmission are making to eliminate the disease entirely from within their borders.

Countrywide elimination, a precursor of global eradication, is now seen as an attainable goal for most of the countries.

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