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New WHO report highlights the importance of developing new tools to fight malaria

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.

More details about the report are available at Reuters. To download the report visit the WHO website.

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