Malaria is a truly global issue. It is arguably the most deadly disease in human history, and has a huge economic and social impact on the countries where it is prevalent, as has been widely documented.
The UK has been a driving force behind recent progress in the fight against malaria, not least through the investment provided through the Department for International Development (DFID). However, there is still much work to be done to meet global goals on malaria elimination and to combat the rising threat of drug and insecticide resistance.
Malaria is both a cause and effect of poverty. It has been successfully eliminated from most of the world’s richest countries, but still exacts a heavy toll on many developing countries and communities. The ongoing fight against malaria is compelling, but in an increasingly interconnected world the effects of malaria are not confined to low and middle income countries. It also has consequences for developed countries, and in particular the UK due to its cultural and historic ties to affected regions. As such there are important benefits to a global Britain from continuing to provide leadership on this issue.
The following report has been compiled with Ernst & Young for Malaria No More UK, which was launched on 25th April 2017, World Malaria Day.
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