Current Weather
The Spy FM

A Road Map For Ending Malaria Deaths

Filed by KOSU News in Health.
July 6, 2011

Late last year, the World Health Organization said it’s possible to end deaths from malaria as soon as 2015.

It won’t be easy, mind you. But widespread use of insecticide-treated nets and indoor spraying to kill mosquitoes have already helped a lot.

And now the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, a big funder of malaria projects around the world, put together a snazzy infographic that shows how the goal could be reached. Tool around and see for yourself, country by country.

Our colleague Tom Paulson, who’s the impressario at the global health blog Humanosphere, notes some concerns about funding for the fight against malaria becoming pretty concentrated, with the Gates Foundation as a particularly big source of money.

But the fix, he writes, isn’t for the Gates Foundation to cut its financial support. Instead, it’s time “for the rest of the international community to increase and diversify funding for malaria interventions and research.”

To see a full-size version of the infographic, you can click here. [Copyright 2011 National Public Radio]

Leave a Reply

9PM to 5AM The Spy

The Spy

An eclectic mix of the Spy's library of more than 10,000 songs curated by Ferris O'Brien.

Listen Live Now!

5AM to 9AM Morning Edition

Morning Edition

For more than two decades, NPR's Morning Edition has prepared listeners for the day ahead with two hours of up-to-the-minute news, background analysis, commentary, and coverage of arts and sports.

View the program guide!

9AM to 10AM The Takeaway

The Takeaway

A fresh alternative in morning news, "The Takeaway" provides a breadth and depth of world, national and regional news coverage that is unprecedented in public media.

View the program guide!

Upcoming Events in your area (Submit your event today!)

Streaming audio and podcasts

Stream KOSU on your smartphone

Phone Streaming

SmartPhone listening options on this page are intended for many iPhones, Blackberries, etc. with low-cost software applications available to listen to our full-time web streams, both News on KOSU-1 and Classical on KOSU-2.

Learn more about our complete range of streaming services

We're perfecting the patient experience - Stillwater Medical Center