Malaria has killed more people than any other disease in history and it still kills a child every second minute.
Progress is possible. In Asia the number of malaria cases and deaths has halved in less than 15 years.
We know that we are on the right track and that with one big last push, we can eliminate malaria for good from Asia.
But, we face an urgent challenge.
“The fight against malaria has reached a critical moment. We now face the prospect of a resurgence of the disease. Strains that are resistant to multiple drugs have appeared in Southeast Asia, and could spread to Africa, where they have the potential to cause a deadly catastrophe.”
New York Times – 26 Sept, 2017
“Drug-resistant malaria super bugs threaten a global public health disaster unless urgent action is taken to fight their spread in Southeast Asia”
Financial Times – February 2, 2017
Drug resistant forms of malaria are emerging in Southeast Asia. This is a serious threat to the people of Asia and the rest of the world.