Malaria is a terrible disease that affects more than 200 million people and kills more than 435,000 each year. Most of of the victims are are children in tropical countries.
Progress is being made but now scientists think eradication is possible by using everything from vaccines to new technology.
"To reach eradication by 2050 will require current technologies to be used more effectively, and the development of new ways of tackling the disease, the report says.
This could include the "game-changing potential" of gene-drive technologies.
Unlike the normal rules of genetic inheritance, gene-drives force a gene (a piece of DNA) to spread through the population.
It could in theory make mosquitoes infertile and cause their populations to collapse, or make them resistant to the parasite."
Here is some info about gene editing:
And another interesting possibility... a fungus to kill the mosquitoes:
So encouraging to see medical technology being utilized to help with such great results.