Globally the number of malaria-related deaths have halved since 2000, according to recent figures from the World Health Organization (WHO). This remarkable progress reflects the success of efforts to scale-up access to preventive and treatment measures, especially in Africa. Yet more than half a million people, mostly children under the age of five, still died from this preventable disease last year.
Currently, the majority of financial and programmatic support from international donors is directed towards improving malaria services and surveillance in the public sector. However, in many countries in Africa and Asia, about half of the ...more