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.
Malaria elimination at risk as Ghana economy improves
Coronavirus COVID-19 General Research
3 July 2020
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