The funding sources are coming into line. The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria is a natural funder and leader. The World Bank can play a pivotal role, especially because the Bank’s new president Robert Zoellick has shown leadership on this issue in the past. The Bush Administration has recently increased malaria funding. The private sector is ready to step up with support in various ways, and the public is already donating tens of millions of dollars to buy bed nets for the poor through organizations such as Malaria No More (www.malarianomore.org). We are at the threshold of a great advance. It’s now time to cross it.
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This article was originally published with the title Ending Malaria Deaths in Africa.