Progress and peril in fight against malaria

The drug-resistant variety of the disease is emerging as a serious threat

While Australians were celebrating Anzac Day on 25 April, the WHO was celebrating World Malaria Day.1

drug-resistent malaria

In this long and continuing conflict between man and malaria,

Progress made

The theme for World Malaria Day 2012 was ‘Sustain Gains, Save Lives: Invest in Malaria’. This theme sought to highlight the progress made in reducing the global burden of malaria.

The WHO estimates that in Africa, malaria deaths have been cut by one-third within the past decade, while