COVID-19 and global malaria interventions: an interview with Pedro Alonso, director of the World Health Organization’s Global Malaria Programme

17 Aug 2021

At the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, modeling analyses predicted that the spread of this new disease would lead to an increase in malaria deaths. COVID-19 would burden health systems, prevent proper access to medicines and disturb prevention campaigns. More than a year later, where do we stand? Pedro Alonso, the director of the World Health Organization’s Global Malaria Programme, reflects on this crisis and shares his hopes for the future of science and health.