Malaria funding has increased some 300% in the last three years. Between donor funding (~$1 billion), spending by endemic countries and their citizens (~$600 million), and R&D ($400 million), total spending amounts to just under $2 billion a year.
So how much do we need to meet the challenge of malaria?
A recent World Health Organization (WHO) study concluded that it would cost $1.7 billion to $2.2 billion per year over ten years to meet the 80% coverage targets in Africa. Worldwide the figure is $3.8 billion to $4.2 billion/year.
Yesterday at the Gates Malaria Forum, the Boston Consulting Group (BCG) presented a somewhat different set of estimates: $7 billion per year worldwide.
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