The last five years have seen extraordinary developments in the fight against malaria. After decades of often lonely campaigning, investment in control and research has reached unprecedented levels and there are strong indications that these investments are starting to pay off. Malaria disease and deaths have been shown to be falling in several settings. However, this is a “fragile success” with a
need for further investment to consolidate and expand the early gains.
This 6th Report of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Malaria and Neglected Tropical Diseases comes five years after the Group’s first meeting, and five years before the 2015 date set for achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). Here we review the progress so far and assess priorities for moving towards the ambitious aspirations of the MDGs.