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The Intolerable Burden of Malaria

Malaria causes over two million deaths annually—one every 15 to 30 seconds—killing mainly children under five years of age in Sub-Saharan Africa. There has been greatly increasing support for malaria research and control over the past decade providing hope for the conquest of this disease. Yet, increasing resistance of Plasmodium falciparum to antimalarial drugs and the Anopheles vector to insecticides presents great challenges to those battling this scourge. In 2001, 2004, and 2007, the American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene published three supplements on "the intolerable burden of malaria".

These supplements contain, in reviews and original studies, the latest findings on clinical malaria, epidemiology, control, evaluation and impact, drugs, vectors, genetics, immunology, vaccines, and international cooperation. The purpose of these publications has been "to provide new knowledge to strengthen the capacity of scientists and control workers and their institutions to address the burden of malaria through research and development of science-based policies and interventions?" The guest editors of the supplements are Joel G. Breman, MD, DTPH (Fogarty International Center, NIH), 2001; Joel G. Breman (FIC), Martin S. Alilio, Ph.D. (Fogarty International Center), and Anne Mills, Ph.D. (London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine), 2004; and Joel G. Breman (FIC), Martin A. Alilio (Academy for Educational Development), and Nicholas J. White, M.D. (Mahidol University, Bangkok; Oxford University, U.K.), 2007.


Copyright © 2001-2007 American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene.
Bookshelf ID: NBK3944


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