12 Devex must-reads on the fight against malaria

By Devex Editor 25 April 2016

A crowd gathers for an event to mark World Malaria Day in Kenya. Photo by: U.S.  Army Africa / CC BY

On World Malaria Day, health workers, policy wonks, funders, and innovators are raising the call for a reinvigorated effort to eliminate the deadly disease. Here are some highlights from Devex coverage of the global fight to end malaria.

The fight against malaria, at a critical juncture
We can eradicate malaria. But growing drug resistance and looming U.S. funding cuts threaten recent — impressive — progress. An inside look at the future of the global fight against malaria.

In Myanmar, a global health threat breeds room for new cooperation
Myanmar is a hot spot for malaria drug resistance — and a threat to global disease control and eradication efforts. But the bad news might have a silver lining: new opportunities to bridge political divides and wage a common war against a deadly disease.

Solve for M: 5 key challenges to ending malaria
After a century of playing defense, it's time for the global struggle against malaria to go on the offense. A guest opinion by Martin Edlund, founder and CEO of Malaria No More.

Mark Dybul: For the Global Fund, crisis led to opportunity
Mark Dybul, executive director of The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria sat down with Devex to talk about his organization’s past challenges and the road ahead. See what he had to say in this video interview.

What does it really mean to build health systems?
The global health community seems to be in agreement on the need to strengthen and build more resilient health systems in developing countries. How this should be implemented is not so clear, however, as Devex learns from various global health experts.

What can $200M buy in the fight to eradicate malaria?
U.S. President Barack Obama wants $200 million more to fight malaria. Here's what the President's Malaria Initiative would do with it.

Steady funding, strategic planning key to continued malaria progress
A new WHO report states that malaria deaths have fallen globally by 60 percent. What does this look like on the ground? Deb Derrick, president of the Friends of the Global Fight Against AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, gives Devex the inside track in this guest column.

More research needed to end malaria
The picture of malaria in the Democratic Republic of the Congo stands in stark contrast to what we hear about global progress against the spread of the disease. MSF's malaria and infectious disease specialist calls for more research to understand why, and more.

Lessons from Ebola can help with malaria fight
Critical lessons from the Ebola outbreak identified by the World Health Organization can be applied to defeat malaria. And there are some warning signs on the horizon that we shouldn't ignore. An exclusive op-ed from Suzanne McCarron, president of the ExxonMobil Foundation.

Remarkable progress, but long way to go to beating infectious diseases
We must work together, as a part of the global community, to ensure that no child should suffer and die from malaria or any preventable and curable disease. U.S. Sen. John Boozman writes in this guest commentary for the #GlobalGoalsWork series.

As malaria resistance continues to evolve, science must keep pace 
As drug-resistant malaria parasites near India’s doorstep, we should keep in mind that the only only acceptable long-term goal is eradication of the disease, notes Ashley Birkett, director of the PATH Malaria Vaccine Initiative in this exclusive commentary.

The new millennial opportunity: Doing good is good for business
Investing in the success of the Sustainable Development Goals can be lucrative for private companies, writes CEO of Vestergaard, Mikkel Vestergaard in this exclusive guest commentary. Why are more not taking on the challenge to drive global development?

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