Boost to fight to eradicate malaria in Asia-Pacific

The fight to eradicate malaria in Asia-Pacific has been given a significant boost following Australia’s latest $16 million commitment to the region’s multi-donor trust fund against the mosquito-borne disease. The fund, part of a larger initiative called the Asia-Pacific Leaders Malaria Alliance now has about $36 million in contributions after the UK earlier pledged about $20 million.

The issue of malaria has been a chronic problem worldwide. According to the World Health Organization, almost 3.5 billion people around the world are at risk of contracting the disease, 60%  from this region.



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