Collaborative Efforts Under Way To Combat Malaria

Sidebars Malaria: A Statistical Index Funding Agencies For Malaria Research Researchers in the field lament what they call gross underfunding, but say a joint approach will help ensure that avaliable monies are well spent. After several years of declining interest in malaria research and decreasing support for such studies, the field is gaining much-needed momentum. Spurred in part by an international conference held in Dakar, Senegal, in January, funding agencies and scientists around the gl

Alison Mack
May 11, 1997

Sidebars
Malaria: A Statistical Index
Funding Agencies For Malaria Research

Researchers in the field lament what they call gross underfunding, but say a joint approach will help ensure that avaliable monies are well spent.
After several years of declining interest in malaria research and decreasing support for such studies, the field is gaining much-needed momentum. Spurred in part by an international conference held in Dakar, Senegal, in January, funding agencies and scientists around the globe are planning unprecedented cooperative research and development programs to combat the disease.

Each year, malaria kills between 1.5 million and 2.7 million people-mainly children younger than five years of age-according to the World Health Organization (WHO). An estimated 300 million to 500 million clinical cases of the disease occur annually, of which about 90 percent appear in sub-Saharan Africa.


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