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27 Jul
2017

Progress towards malaria elimination in Thailand

The Thailand National Malaria Elimination Strategy was endorsed in 2016 with the elimination goal of 2024. Since then, malaria morbidity and mortality have continued to decline. Strong political support plays a key role and the domestic malaria budget has increased by 28% in the last year. Both prev...
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09 Apr
2015

Widespread artemisinin resistance could wipe out a decade of malaria investment

Global malaria deaths have been halved in the past decade. Despite such progress, 584,000 people still lost their lives to the disease in 2013. Nine out of ten of those deaths were in Africa, and over three quarters occurred among children under 5 years of age (1). Over 2 billion people are thought ...
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12 Nov
2014

Drug-resistant malaria: replaying an Asia Pacific nightmare?

By Dr Benjamin Rolfe, Executive Secretary, Asia Pacific Leaders Malaria Alliance Resistance to artemisinin drug is emerging in precisely the same part of the world where chloroquine lost its potency It is a nightmare that still haunts malaria experts. Some 40 years ago in Southeast Asia, malaria beg...
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12 Nov
2014

An open letter to the leaders of the eighteen East Asia Summit nations

Unique opportunity to eliminate malaria. Regional agreement will protect 2 billion people in Asia Pacific To the leaders of the eighteen East Asia Summit nations. As you convene in Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar for your annual summit, we ask you to consider that until recently, malaria was one of the biggest...
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