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Overall progress has stalled since 2014, with a large gap in funding as the main culprit, but there are bright spots.
Modified nets treated with the insecticide fenitrothion killed 29% more malaria mosquitoes than standard nets.
Experts say the cost of a scale-up is $34 billion but would pay for itself 8 times over.
Scientists are seeing high rates of treatment failure as they struggle to eliminate the disease in the region.
The vaccine "has the potential to save tens of thousands of children's lives."
A total of 62.4% of patients taking tafenoquine were free of P vivax after 6 months.
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