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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: Here's Michele from Milano, Italy.
    How dependent malaria prevention is from economic trends?
    Did the economic crisis worsen the problem, over the last few years?
    Thanks for your reply!
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      Jun 12 2012: Good point, Michelle. Unfortunately the global economic crisis has had an impact on malaria control efforts. Globally, we need 6 b$ to make a real difference, but last year we 'only' had 1,6 b$. The economic downturn has also led to governments spending less on global initiatives (like the Global Fund) that has seen much less money coming in to disburse for control efforts. So yes, the economic crisis is affecting malaria control negatively...

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