The WHO’s 2017 malaria reports says progress in fighting disease has slowed, and more money is needed to reach elimination target

Progress in driving down infections and deaths from malaria has stalled and even reversed in some countries, according to the World Health Organization.

The WHO director general, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, warned of a “troubling shift” in the downward trajectory of malaria, one of the biggest killers in poorer countries, and until recently, one of the greatest public health success stories.

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