U.K.'s Plan-Eliminate Malaria Deaths
May 12, 2011, 11:58 a.m.
April 26, 2011
Andrew Mitchell, Britain's secretary of state for international development, discusses the U.K.'s approach to combating malaria around the world in a post on the Guardian's "Poverty Matters Blog."
"[O]ver the next four years we will help to halve malaria deaths in 10 of the worst affected countries in Africa and Asia. We will improve prevention, diagnosis, and treatment, and we will support the development of innovative ways to tackle the disease," Mitchell writes. "There have been notable successes, especially in Africa. ... These success stories should give us hope. While eliminating malaria completely will always be our ultimate goal, there is no reason why anyone should die from it. Every life lost is needless. With common resolve and a united front we can beat malaria," he concludes (4/25).