During the African Union summit this week, leaders met at a watershed moment in the quest to eliminate malaria across the continent.
Successes in malaria control have been substantial. Mosquito-net coverage in 20 African countries is at least five times higher today than in 2000, leading to significantly fewer cases of disease and death.
Today, at least 10 countries in Africa are reporting significant decreases in malaria cases and declines in malaria deaths of up to 80%. But challenges remain.
African countries and global development partners can either capitalise on the successes of the past few years or slide backwards. To save lives, more must be done, more quickly, and the current momentum to expand malaria prevention and treatment must be sustained.… Seguir leyendo »