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This article is part of the supplement: Challenges in malaria research

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Thinking outside the ‘health’ box: interventions for malaria control

Steve Lindsay

  • Correspondence: Steve Lindsay

Author Affiliations

Durham University, Science Laboratories, South Road, Durham DH1 3LE, UK

Malaria Journal 2012, 11(Suppl 1):O41  doi:10.1186/1475-2875-11-S1-O41

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Published:15 October 2012

© 2012 Lindsay; licensee BioMed Central Ltd.

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Oral presentation

In the last decade malaria has declined sharply in many countries in the tropics, due largely to the massive expansion of control programmes. However, the future may not be as bright as drug and insecticide resistance rises and aid budgets constrict. Since it is well recognised that malaria declined in many parts of the world due to socio-economic improvements, here I consider whether development today could be an effective weapon against malaria.