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Although global efforts in the past decade have halved the number of deaths due to malaria, there are still an estimated 219 million cases of malaria a year, causing more than half a million deaths. In this forum article, we asked experts working in malaria research and control to discuss the ways in which malaria might eventually be eradicated. Their collective views highlight the challenges and opportunities, and explain how multi-factorial and integrated processes could eventually make malaria eradication a reality.

Original publication

DOI

10.1186/s12916-015-0384-6

Type

Journal article

Journal

BMC Med

Publication Date

25/07/2015

Volume

13

Keywords

Biomedical Research, Disease Eradication, Global Health, Humans, Malaria