Prospects for Control of Malaria in the Twenty-First Century

  • Carter L. Diggs


After significant gains against malaria through control efforts earlier in the twentieth century, the malaria problem has increased for the last two decades. The thrust for global eradication of the disease was frustrated by the emergence of insecticide and drug resistance, concerns that vector control methods would damage the environment, and failure of the system to monitor for and correct deficiencies. The realignment of control strategy that resulted, although containing positive elements, has proven to be difficult to implement. In spite of the current situation, methods are available, and others can be developed through research and development, to mount a renewed attack on malaria. In order to mobilize an effective control program, careful central planning, coordination, and communication must be coupled with local area analysis and planning, tailored intervention programs, adequate surveillance systems, and appropriate operational research and evaluation. Above all, it will be necessary that decision makers have the will, and therefore provide the resources, for an effective malaria control effort.


Malaria Control Cerebral Malaria Malaria Incidence Anopheles Gambiae Chloroquine Resistance 
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  • Carter L. Diggs
    • 1
  1. 1.Atlantic Resources CorporationArlingtonUSA

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