Experts claimed: Sub Saharan Countries following better policies for malaria eradication

An international team of researchers have claimed that the efforts being made to eradicate malaria may not yield good results in some of the countries.

The researchers in the Lancet suggested that some of the sub-Saharan countries are already pursuing better policies for complete eradication of this disease.

The researchers have also criticized the World Health Organization (WHO) for not providing correct direction.

The report has been authored by Professor from University of California's Global Health, Group Richard Feacham and Clinton Health Access Initiative’s researchers.

Over the last 150 years the area under malaria endemic has reduced but the still it’s the most common disease in 99 countries of the world. Though 32 countries, which are on the border line are trying to completely eradicate malaria while rests of the countries are trying to reduce the malaria infections, by adopting proper control measures.

Richard Horton, editor of the British medical journal Lancet said, "Far from being brave, the rhetoric around eliminating malaria is often naïve."

Major hurdle, the nations are suffering in eradicating the malaria is the absence of the vaccine for malaria. For polio four vaccines are being used to eradicate the polio since last 2 decades with a success rate of 95 percent.

The eradication measure is also being affected as some of the countries are dealing with two malarial parasites:-Plasmodium falciparum and Plasmodium vivax.

P falciparum is cured by the combination of the drugs from artemisinin family while primaquine is the only medicine available for curing the P vivax.