The Lancet Series on Malaria Elimination

With leadership from the Malaria Elimination Group and the UCSF Global Health Group, The Lancet published a special series of four papers and four comments on malaria elimination.

To address the challenges that confront today’s 32 malaria-eliminating countries (one-third of all malarious countries), The Lancet Series examines the technical, operational, and financial aspects of elimination. In four papers, the Series provides an overview of elimination, quantifies the relative technical and operational feasibility of elimination, and investigates the challenges, risks, operational requirements, costs and benefits of achieving elimination and preventing the reintroduction of malaria.

The Series includes a global call to action that details the priorities for malaria elimination in the coming decade to ensure continued momentum, and calls on specific players to increase their involvement in specific ways. The challenges of eliminating all forms of human malaria and the critical long-term research priorities are also discussed. Continued progress with elimination is argued to be essential to the eventual achievement of global malaria eradication.

The Series was officially launched on Friday, October 29, 2010 at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine in London, UK, and was presented on November 5, 2010 at the 59th annual meeting of the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (ASTMH) in Atlanta, GA, USA.

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Media

Control versus elimination: the great malaria debate - IRIN News

Eradication of malaria, lack of leadership a huge problem - Medical News Today

Geographic boundaries of endemic malaria getting progressively smaller - Medical News Today

Lancet Series examines malaria eradication goal - Kaiser Daily Global Health Policy Report

Malaria elimination - is it a goal too far? - Guardian

Researchers find key to malaria elimination - Voice of America

Shrinking the malaria map - EurekAlert

UCSF experts outline new strategy to eliminate malaria - UCSF News Office

Other Relevant Resources

Malaria Elimination in Zanzibar: A Feasibility Assessment
Zanzibar Malaria Control Program, 2009