New tools, technologies, and strategies are accelerating progress in even the most challenging environments by lowering costs, increasing efficiency, and addressing risks like emerging drug and insecticide resistance. Advances in fighting malaria are also helping to improve the way health systems fight other diseases.
The only way to ensure the permanent end of malaria is to eliminate the disease parasites. Malaria program managers in endemic countries and researchers are working hard to solve the toughest challenges, including ways to detect very low levels of the parasite in people and to break the human-mosquito transmission cycle. Public-private research partnerships are currently developing efficient and effective tools, including a malaria vaccine, more sensitive diagnostic tests, and new drugs.