Posted on 8 September 2020
To date, the world has eradicated one human disease, smallpox. It is becoming increasingly possible that malaria may follow suit. ‘The many strands of malaria elimination’ [by Wellcome Trust-funded writer and communications specialist Radhika Holmström] looks at effective public health systems; the need for communities to feel that it is worth engaging with anti-malaria strategies; the limitations of treatment, and in particular the threat of resistance to artemisinin; and the need for regional collaborations to tackle a disease which is carried across borders.
The blogpost draws on two seminars that can be viewed here: Can malaria be eradicated? The future of malaria control (GHH seminar 148, 21 July 2020) and Health Diplomacy: The bases for international and global health (GHH seminar 164, 6 March 2020).
We thank the Wellcome Trust for their support in organising these seminars.