Feb. 10, 2011, 9:17 a.m.
January 28, 2011
"The interruption of malaria transmission worldwide is one of the greatest challenges for international health and development communities. ... [B]y aggressively scaling up control with currently available tools and strategies, much greater gains could be achieved against malaria, including elimination from a number of countries and regions; however, even with maximal effort we will fall short of global eradication," write the authors of an introductory article to a collection of 12 reviews in PLoS Medicine (1/25). The collection "highlights the outcomes of a series of consultations among more than 250 experts that were undertaken by the Malaria Eradication Research Agenda (malERA) initiative," according to a PLoS Medicine press release (Alonso et al., 1/25).