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New paper by Centre for Tropical Medicine & Global Health researcher Rima Shretta, published in Malaria Journal, finds that lower donor support and COVID-19 lockdowns threaten 10 years of progress

A lab technician checks a blood sample for malaria © AMISOM photo / Tobin Jones, Public domain

Ghana cut malaria deaths by 65% from 2005 to 2015. In a paper published in the Malaria Journal, Rima Shretta estimates that the COVID-19 outbreak threatens this progress, as lockdowns limit access to health facilities and preventive malaria interventions have been interrupted. Ghana’s transition to a lower middle income status results in lower donor support for malaria control, and the government must step up to avert a feared rise in cases.

The full story is available on the Centre for Tropical Medicine & Global Health website