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Ecology: A Prerequisite for Malaria Elimination and Eradication

  • Heather M. Ferguson,

    Affiliations: Biomedical and Environmental Thematic Group, Ifakara Health Institute, Dar es Salaam, United Republic of Tanzania, Faculty of Biomedical and Life Sciences, University of Glasgow, Glasgow, United Kingdom

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  • Anna Dornhaus,

    Affiliation: Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona, United States of America

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  • Arlyne Beeche,

    Affiliation: International Development Research Centre, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

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  • Christian Borgemeister,

    Affiliation: International Centre for Insect Physiology and Ecology, Nairobi, Kenya

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  • Michael Gottlieb,

    Affiliation: Foundation of the National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland, United States of America

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  • Mir S. Mulla,

    Affiliation: University of California, Riverside, California, United States of America

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  • John E. Gimnig,

    Affiliation: Division of Parasitic Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Chamblee, Georgia, United States of America

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  • Durland Fish,

    Affiliation: Division of Epidemiology of Microbial Diseases, School of Public Health, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut, United States of America

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  • Gerry F. Killeen mail

    gkilleen@ihi.or.tz

    Affiliations: Biomedical and Environmental Thematic Group, Ifakara Health Institute, Dar es Salaam, United Republic of Tanzania, Vector Group, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, Liverpool, United Kingdom

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  • Published: August 03, 2010
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pmed.1000303

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A realistic appraisal of the global malaria problem

Posted by bluenile on 14 Aug 2010 at 19:04 GMT

Congratulations are due to this large group of authors for breathing realism into the important task of fighting malaria. It is very refreshing to hear from people with their feet on the ground. With this kind of intelligent viewpoint, we can make real progress in this important endeavor.

I have tried to express some of the same sentiments in my recent monograph on "A realistic strategy for fighting malaria in Africa." Let us hope that the folks at WHO and various global foundations will hear us.

Competing interests declared: Published similar monograph by Boston Harbor Publishers