The Roll Back Malaria partnership aims to halve deaths from malaria by 2010. In its first comprehensive report since its launch in 1998, the partnership reveals that malaria still kills more than a million people a year in poor countries. But despite a resurgence of the disease in many parts of the world, the report outlines the progress being made in scaling-up control and prevention measures. These include fighting the spread of parasite resistance to drugs such as chloroquine by introducing new drugs, promoting the use of insecticide-treated nets and intermittent preventive treatment of pregnant mothers, and using early warning, detection and response systems to cope with epidemics. The full report and summary are available online in French and English.


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