Speculative timeline of future malaria events
This is a speculative timeline of future malaria events, attempting to describe estimates of future events related to the malaria disease.
|Time period||Development summary||More details|
|Year||Event type||Details||Location||Predictor||Date of prediction|
|2020||Eradication||Costa Rica hopes to report zero indigenous malaria cases in this year.||Costa Rica Ministry of Health||November, 2019|
|2020||Diagnosis||A diagnostic tool consisting in the first ever saliva-based rapid diagnostic test (RDT) is expected to start field trials being rolled out in the Democratic Republic of Congo or Uganda in the second quarter of this year.||Democratic Republic of Congo, Uganda|
|2021||Eradication||Zambia aims to eliminate malaria by this year.||Zambia||Ministry of Health||June 27, 2018|
|2021||Diagnosis||The world’s first ever saliva-based rapid diagnostic test (RDT) is expected to be launched by this year by South Africa-based Erada Technology Alliance, in collaboration with international partners CellFree Sciences, Frontier Institute, Johns Hopkins University and Oasis Diagnostics.||Africa|
|2021||Treatment||London based medical device company MediSieve aims to launch a magnetic blood filter intended to enable doctors to remove infected red blood cells from the bloodstream directly, thus reducing parasitaemia, which would result in the usage of fewer IV drugs while minimizing hospital time – leading to cost savings.||United Kingdom||MediSieve||~2019|
|2022||Eradication||Costa Rica expects to eliminate malaria nationwide by this year.||Costa Rican Ministry of Health||November, 2019|
|2040||Eradication||Study finds that achieving malaria eradication by this year would prevent approximately 841 million cases of malaria and thereby decrease the number of lost workdays among agricultural households by approximately 3.2 billion days. It would also increase the number of school days attended by children by 1.5 billion days while also reducing the number of caregiving days provided by women for malaria cases by approximately 1.1 billion days.||Worldwide|
|2050||Eradication||Global malaria eradication could be achieved by this time, according to a coalition of 41 leading scientists, economists and health-policy experts writing in the Lancet.||Worldwide|
|2050||Epidemic||The World Health Organization’s Strategic Advisory Group on Malaria Eradication (SAGEme) estimates that under even with the most optimistic scenarios, in 2050 there would still be 11 million malaria cases annually in malaria’s epicenter, Africa.||Africa|
|2051–2080||Endemicity||Temperature estimates for this period speculate that up to 96.5% of the territory of Germany could experience a 4–5 month transmission window for malaria.||Germany||Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change||<2013|
|2070||Vector||Members of the Anopheles albitarsis complex are expected to become more important in the dynamics of malaria transmission in South America by this time.||South America||Gabriel Zorello Laporta, Yvonne-Marie Linton, Richard C. Wilkerson, Eduardo Sterlino Bergo, Sandra Sayuri Nagaki, Denise Cristina Sant’Ana, Maria Anice Mureb Sallum||August 2015|
|2080||The number of people at risk of malaria around dams and associated reservoirs in Sub-Saharan Africa is expected to nearly double to about 25 million by this time.||Sub-Saharan Africa||CGIAR Research Program on Water, Land & Ecosystems||~September 2016|
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