The London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine: a new century of malaria research.


Riley, E M; (2000) The London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine: a new century of malaria research. Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz, 95 Sup. pp. 25-32. ISSN 0074-0276

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Abstract

The global malaria situation has scarcely improved in the last 100 years, despite major advances in our knowledge of the basic biology, epidemiology and clinical basis of the disease. Effective malaria control, leading to a significant decrease in the morbidity and mortality attributable to malaria, will require a multidisciplinary approach. New tools--drugs, vaccine and insecticides--are needed but there is also much to be gained by better use of existing tools: using drugs in combination in order to slow the development of drug resistance; targeting resources to areas of greatest need; using geographic information systems to map the populations at risk and more sophisticated marketing techniques to distribute bed nets and insecticides. Sustainable malaria control may require the deployment of a highly effective vaccine, but there is much that can be done in the meantime to reduce the burden of disease.

Item Type: Article
PubMed ID: 11142720
URI: http://researchonline.lshtm.ac.uk/id/eprint/20149

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