Funding gap raises concerns over malaria prevention in the Pacific | Pacific Beat

Funding gap raises concerns over malaria prevention in the Pacific

Funding gap raises concerns over malaria prevention in the Pacific

Updated 2 November 2012, 10:01 AEDT

All this week in the Australian city of Sydney, malaria experts from more than 30 countries in the Asia Pacific have been meeting to discuss whether it's feasible to eradicate malaria from the region once and for all.

The "Malaria 2012" conference is looking to address immediate challenges, including those linked to the Millennium Development Goal in 2015, as well as the science of fighting the disease in the long-term, including the growing problem of drug resistance.

Later today the meeting will culminate with a Ministerial meeting to generate an official agenda for the region.

Presenter: Richard Ewart

Speaker: Dr Jimmie Rodgers, director-general of the Secretariat of the Pacific Community

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