Malaria: Current status of control, diagnosis, treatment, and a proposed agenda for research and development

Philippe J. Guerin, Piero Olliaro, Francois Nosten, Pierre Druilhe, Ramanan Laxminarayan, Fred Binka, Wen L. Kilama, Nathan Ford, Nicholas J. White

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Abstract

Rolling back malaria is possible. Tools are available but they are not used. Several countries deploy, as their national malaria control treatment policy, drugs that are no longer effective. New and innovative methods of vector control, diagnosis, and treatment should be developed, and work towards development of new drugs and a vaccine should receive much greater support. But the pressing need, in the face of increasing global mortality and general lack of progress in malaria control, is research into the best methods of deploying and using existing approaches, particularly insecticide-treated mosquito nets, rapid methods of diagnosis, and artemisinin-based combination treatments. Evidence on these approaches should provide national governments and international donors with the cost-benefit information that would justify much-needed increases in global support for appropriate and effective malaria control.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)564-573
Number of pages10
JournalThe Lancet Infectious Diseases
Volume2
Issue number9
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 2002
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Infectious Diseases

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