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Series on Malaria Elimination in The Lancet Produced with Leadership from GHG

November 4, 2010

UCSF global health experts have outlined a new strategy and action plan to help countries eliminate malaria and bring the world closer to global eradication of the deadly disease. The three-part strategy includes aggressive control in the hardest hit areas, progressive elimination in areas where it has already been reduced, and research and development of new interventions and technologies as tools in the effort. The strategy appears in a series of papers on malaria elimination in the Nov. 5 issue of the leading medical journal The Lancet and will be formally presented at the annual conference of the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene in Atlanta, Georgia. The series was led by the UCSF Global Health Group (GHG) and features the work of 36 researchers worldwide, including the Minister of Health of Ethiopia.