The World Health Organization says that the focus should be getting the funds, tools and political will to control malaria for now. Moreover, it says that ending the mosquito-borne disease can be done. But it’s not yet possible to put a price tag or target date on achieving eradication.
It is most unlikely to achieve eradication with available tools. As less than 1% of global funding for health research and development investment goes to developing tools to fight malaria. Furthermore, the malaria case number is declining already. Malaria affected around 219 million people in 2017 and killed around 435,000 of them. Different available drugs successfully treat malaria. But still, more of this kind is needed.