This video highlights the link between malaria and development. World leaders argue that to defeat poverty malaria-endemic countries need to first defeat malaria. In the past decade, malaria control has yielded remarkable results but the progress that has been achieved so far can be undone quickly, if investment stalls. The malaria fight is at a critical juncture where countries will either keep making progress or risk being swept backwards. Much is at stake today in the fight against malaria. This is a time of opportunity: the lives and economic prosperity of nearly half of world's population can be greatly improved, if more funding is invested in defeating malaria.