‘Can We Eraducate Malaria? Lessons From the WHO Malaria Eradication Campaign of the 1950’s and 60’s’

Randall Packard

(Johns Hopkins University)

5th November 2009

This talk examines the challenge of eradicating malaria by drawing lessons from the earlier WHO led Malaria Eradication Programme of the 1950s and 60s. It suggests that while current malaria control and elimination efforts differ in significant ways from those of the earlier campaign, there are some marked similarities, which raise questions about the feasibility of eradication as a strategy, particularly in Africa.