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‘Development Impact Bonds’ Can Drive Malaria Control Programs Forward

The Guardian: Malaria in Mozambique: trialing payment by results
Lily Han, investment principal with Dalberg Global Development Advisers, a private sector partner working to launch the Mozambique Malaria performance bond

“Malaria control programs in recent decades offer overwhelming evidence that integrated, sustained malaria-eradication protocols that cover prevention, diagnosis, and treatment achieve results. But two factors have kept the disease burden posed by malaria high in some of the most underdeveloped parts of the world: a lack of sustained financing and lack of coordination among interventions. This is exactly why malaria is such a prime target for applying development impact bonds (DIBs), a new way of attracting funding for development issues such as malaria…” (3/31).