African Development Bank calls for domestic financing solutions alongside aid in fight against malaria

On the occasion of World Malaria Day 2018, April 25, the African Development Bank has released Money and Mosquitoes: The Economics of Malaria in an Age of declining Aid. The report examines financing in the battle against malaria, focusing on the role of foreign aid. It analyzes whether or not a disease such as malaria can be controlled or eliminated in Africa without health aid.  While calling for increased funding from international sources to fight malaria, it also recommends that African countries step up their own efforts, including on domestic resource mobilization. In 2016, Africa was home to 90% of all malaria cases and 91% of malaria deaths. “Malaria is bad for business,” Bank President Akinwumi Adesina told the African Leaders Malaria Alliance recently. “For this reason, Africa should invest in the local manufacturing of low-cost generic medicines to facilitate access to treatment for its people.”

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