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Malaria Rates in Zanzibar Rise and Fall with Funding Levels

Malaria Rates in Zanzibar Rise and Fall with Funding Levels

Malaria has been nearly eliminated twice in Zanzibar in the 1960s and again in the 1980s but each time the disease has surged back once program funding has declined.  Zanzibar is once again at a crossroads, as coordinated international and local efforts are achieving remarkable success.  But with malaria becoming a less visible threat, can Zanzibar make the case for continued funding for malaria interventions?

Source: Smith, David L., Justin M. Cohen, Bruno Moonen, Andrew J. Tatem, Oliver J. Sabot, Abdullah Ali, and Sultan M. Mugheiry. 2011. Solving the Sisyphean Problem of Malaria in Zanzibar. Science. 332 (6036): 1384-1385.