Sept. 11, 2019

A report published by The Lancet Commission on malaria eradication concludes that it is possible to eradicate malaria as early as 2050 — or within a generation — with the right strategies and sufficient funding.


  • Analyses indicate that socioeconomic and environmental trends, together with improved coverage of malaria interventions, will create a world in 2050 with malaria persisting in pockets of low-level transmission in equatorial Africa.

  • To achieve eradication by 2050, the report identifies three ways:
    • First, the world must improve implementation of malaria control programmes.

    • Second, they must develop innovative tools to overcome the biological challenges to eradication.

    • Third, malaria-endemic countries and donors must provide the financial investment needed.