As the Keystone symposium on the science of malaria eradication has come to an end, the one thing I regret is that I wasn't there to participate. It undoubtedly must have been an exciting meeting, which is clear from the messages we received from the MESA group (read them here).
The one thing that nags me is that 96% of those that filled out the poll 'Two years to go. Will we reach the MDG6 goal of 'zero deaths' by December 2015?' answered 'No'. True, only 52 members gave their opinion which by all means is only a fraction of the more than 8200 members of MalariaWorld. But still...
I would really appreciate more votes (at least 100), so please let us have your opinion (all of the votes remain anonymous, so don't hesitate).
So defining new strategies for elimination and eventually eradication is all great, but what timescale do people have in mind?
Question: The world will get rid of malaria alltogether in:
a) 10 years
b) 20 years
c) 30 years
d) We will never get rid of malaria
What do you think? Let us know by commenting directly below this blog. Thanks!