Strategy Part 3: Research to Bring Forward New Tools
Part 3 of the strategy, strongly supported by many government and private research funders, is bringing forward new and improved tools to fight malaria. Malaria is a disease against which we can make much progress with today’s tools, but we also need to continually develop improved tools and techniques and to use them wisely and widely. For example, resistance by the malaria parasite to today’s drugs will eventually develop, and new generations of drugs will be required. The same is true for mosquitoes and the insecticides that we use against them. Vaccines against malaria are under development, and over the next decades, we will see the mobilization of several generations of vaccines of different kinds.