Britain at its Best: Delivering opportunity for women and girls through malaria eradication

Despite the huge gains over the last two decades, more lives are being lost to malaria than previously estimated. More than 620,000 people lost their lives to malaria in 2020, the vast majority of which were children. But this is also a moment of opportunity. Britain’s role in the malaria fight through multinational institutions like the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria has helped to save 44 million lives since its founding in 2002.iiiThe UK has also been at the frontline of world-beating scientific innovations. From the world’s first-ever World Health Organisation (WHO) approved malaria vaccine created by GSK, and a second in the pipeline developed by Oxford University’s Jenner Institute, to third-generation mosquito nets collaboratively developed by British-based IVCC, and pioneering seasonal chemoprevention by Medicines for Malaria Venture (MMV), the UK is at the heart of the fight against malaria. With continued and sustained investment in science to deliver new treatments and prevention, leading academics say that it is possible to eradicate malaria within our lifetimes.

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