Malaria could be stamped out by 2050
The killer disease malaria could be wiped out in just 30 years with enough funding and political will, experts have said.
Almost half a million people die from it every year but a report claims that complete eradication is possible by 2050.
Experts have warned that the issue is reaching a tipping point and that the progress made over the last few years could be lost unless a concerted effort is made.
Sir Richard Feacham, co-chair of The Lancets commission on malaria eradication, said: For too long, malaria eradication has been a distant dream but now we have evidence that malaria can and should be eradicated by 2050.
To achieve this common vision, we cannot simply continue with a business as usual approach.
The world is at a tipping point and we must instead challenge ourselves with ambitious targets and commit to the bold action needed to meet them.
The Lancet commission on malaria was set up in 2017 in partnership with the University of California, San Francisco to investigate how to stamp out the disease.
It has now released a new report, authored by 41 malariologists, biomedical scientists, economists and health policy experts.
They found that there are over 200 million malaria cases each year and the worst affected are the under-fives, who account for some 61% of the deaths.
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