By Sola Ogundipe
Towards efforts to accelerate malaria elimination in the country, leading bednet manufacturer, Vestergaard has called for renewed commitment and substantial increases in investment to support the innovations that can help in achieving the 2025 and 2030 malaria goals and accelerate malaria innovation.
The Chief Executive Officer at Vestergaard, Michael Joos who made the call in the concluding segment of its three-part webinar series focused on sustaining progress in the fight to end malaria, said the private sector can play a central role provided a clear innovation pathway is defined, from idea generation to market and enable investments in R&D and manufacturing ramp-up.
“Insecticide resistance is challenging the already fragile gains. We must increase the pace of innovation through strategic partnerships, as it is becoming increasingly more complex to screen new active ingredients, bind them to textiles, and manufacture and scale them as rapidly as…
Source: Vanguard Newspaper