Malaria Eradication Possible, but Resources Needed

In Africa, malaria deaths have been cut by 33 percent in the last decade, and the recent discovery of a potential malaria treatment by University of Cape Town researchers has created a buzz in the global health community. Dr. David Brandling-Bennet of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation told AllAfrica that while he is encouraged by this progress, efforts to eliminate malaria will not succeed without continued support and resources.

A Red Cross bed net distribution team checks households to record the number of people in each household and the number of sleeping places (file photo).

Laboratory evaluation of tests and expert microscopy of samples from suspected malaria patients in Madagascar (file photo).