Target ‘zero’: Going full force against malaria in Asia
Tuesday, August 5, 2014
Anti-malaria efforts have been gaining significant traction and progress in the past couple of years, particularly in Africa, with a 54 percent decline in child malaria deaths.
However, a new strain of the disease is rising halfway across the globe in Asia, and this threatens to uproot recent gains. So how can the international development community ensure sustainable progress in eradicating malaria worldwide?
By engaging everyone — particularly the private sector — while focusing on a very concrete goal that addresses the overarching issues at hand, according to Martin Edlund, CEO of Malaria No More, a New York-based advocacy group that will soon be expanding in Asia with a new office in Bangkok.