FT Health: Combating Malaria

The extraordinary biological complexity of malaria may be a scientific challenge but it presents medical researchers with many potential opportunities to stop the disease in its tracks. But will they do so in time?

Strategy saves lives, but there are concerns it could spur resistance and backfire

The coexistence of both diseases is responsible for 2m deaths each year

The parasite is evolving resistance to the most effective drugs

Outbreaks of the disease have been a setback but project doubles down on 2020 and 2030 targets

Health officials in Ghana, Kenya and Malawi have to get the right systems in place

There are calls to speed up the WHO approval process for new products

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