Slate CC12: Malaria Is Making a Comeback
Malaria Is Making a Comeback
But making sure new drugs are affordable for poor countries is still a cheap way to save hundreds of thousands of children.
By Bjørn Lomborg
Posted Tuesday, May 1, 2012.
Copenhagen Consensus 2012 : The 10 most effective ideas for improving the world.
It is difficult to overstate how much the fight against infectious disease has improved the human condition in the last century. In research released today for Copenhagen Consensus 2012, economists Dean Jamison, Prabhat Jha, Ramanan Laxminarayan, and Toby Ord point out that improved immunization saves more lives per year than would be saved by global peace. The same is true for smallpox eradication, diarrhea treatment, and malaria treatment. Nonetheless major problems remain, and Jamison’s team explore the ways to step up our battle against the biggest killer diseases, and identify five top priorities. The most important of these is malaria treatment.