With scientific ingenuity, political will, coordination and leadership, elimination from the margins inward will continue

October 29, 2010

In the call to action Comment led by Professor Richard Feachem that accompanies the Series, authors say that with scientific ingenuity, political will, coordination, and leadership elimination from the margins inwards will continue, bringing immediate benefit to millions and hope to many more.

They say: "The three-part strategy for eventual malaria eradication--aggressive control in the heartland, elimination from the margins inwards, and research and development--must be vigorously pursued on all fronts. Shrinking the malaria map will continue to have a crucial role in this overall strategy and will help us to, one day, realise the vision of a malaria-free world."

The authors call on:
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Professor Richard Feachem, Director, Global Health Group, University of California, San Francisco, CA, USA. T) +1 415 624 9444 E) feachemr@globalhealth.ucsf.edu

Ms Allison Phillips, Global Health Group, University of California, San Francisco, CA, USA. T) +1 415 490 7925 E) PhillipsAA@globalhealth.ucsf.edu

Alternative contact: Kristen Bole, UCSF Public Affairs. T) +1 415-476-2743 E) KBole@pubaff.ucsf.edu

For full Comment, see: http://press.thelancet.com/malelimcta.pdf

There are also 2 additional Comments with this Series:

For the Comment 'Eliminating malaria--all of them' see: http://press.thelancet.com/malelimbaird.pdf

For the Comment 'Research priorities for malaria elimination' see: http://press.thelancet.com/malelimmarsh.pdf

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