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Bart Knols

Managing Director, In2Care BV

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More than 800 million people currently live in parts of the world where they used to run the risk of contracting malaria. Its disappearance in more than 70 countries shows us one thing: it can be done...

The question then arises why we fail to repeat these successes in major parts of the tropics, notably sub-Saharan Africa. Although we have seen a decline in deaths starting in 2005, we're still looking at anywhere between 0.7 - 1.2 million deaths per year.

In this debate, we have the opportunity to discuss the 'why' of this problem, but also the 'how' and 'what' regarding possible solutions. I would encourage you to come forward with innovative and creative ideas that may provide new insight.

Thank you for participating.

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  • Jun 12 2012: Alexandra Taylor - New York, USA

    While, eradication of Malaria is the main goal of many organizations and individuals in the fight against Malaria, there is a need to control the spread of Malaria now. The most cost effective and efficient way is through the use of long-lasting insecticide-treated bed nets.

    Do you believe we will eradicate Malaria by the UN Millennium Development Goal of 2015?
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      Jun 12 2012: Regretfully, my answer is no. It is estimated that between 655 k and 1.2 m people die of malaria each year. There is no way we will bring this number down to zero (which is the MDG for malaria by 2015).

      I do not think that bednets are the panacea to curb the problem - they do save lives, but they are a temporary and unsustainable solution...

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