Monday, January 04, 2010

Malaria Aid is Working

The World Health Malaria Report for 2009, indicates that 1/3 of the countries that participated in the study have seen a reduction in the number of malaria cases. The difference from the number in 2000 to 2008 has reduced by 50%, which concludes that the malaria problem is in fact depleting. These results are due to the increased funding provided by international aid, which has more than doubled in that amount of time. They are worried that this will cause the funding to decrease, which would result in the failure of malaria reduction programs. However, as we can see, there is a direct correlation between the amount of malaria cases and the amount of funding for the organizations. Successful partnerships in Rwanda and Zambia have happened with mosquito nets, insecticides and treatment. These are positive actions that have been taken and are producing positive results. The rate of malaria cases is going down, but there still needs to be a focus in order to continue reducing.

-Sara Frodge

Source: PharmaLive