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The Malaria Journal Debates

We are excited to launch a new debate series in Malaria Journal focused on some of the big questions facing malaria programme managers today.  We invited opinion leaders to make the case either “For” or “Against” three contentious topics in malaria. These include whether or not there should be a World Health Assembly resolution to eliminate malaria, whether mass drug administration has a role in malaria elimination, and whether triple antimalarial combination treatments should be introduced now to delay the emergence of resistance with the consequent threat to public health, given the absence of new antimalarial drug classes close to registration.

We hope you find this series thought-provoking and encourage you to participate by writing comments (the commenting tool is at the end of each article) or taking part in the Twitter votes accompanying the series.

Guest Editor: Elizabeth Ashley

Debate: Mass drug administration should be implemented as a tool to accelerate elimination

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Mass drug administration can be a valuable addition to the malaria elimination toolbox - Thomas Eisele argues for mass drug administration  as a valuable tool in malaria elimination

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Mass drug administration should be implemented as a tool to accelerate elimination: against - Kamini Mendis argues that mass drug administration has not accelerated elimination and explains why.