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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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24 Mar
2015

APLMA at the 7th APMEN annual meeting in Vietnam, 23-27 March 2015

An excerpt from Executive Secretary, Dr. Ben Rolfe's, speech at APMEN’s 7th annual meeting in Hoi An, Vietnam, Wednesday 25 March 2015 “The Asia Pacific response to malaria now stands as a good example of countries working together to shoulder responsibility for the health security of their...
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04 Mar
2015

Drug resistant malaria strain in Myanmar causes alarm

A drug resistant strain of malaria has been detected in Myanmar, just 25 kilometres from the Indian border, a new study published in medical journal Lancet said. The report published on Friday is heightening concern in medical circles over the possibility of its spread westward toward...
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04 Mar
2015

Experts warn of disease's deadly spread in Asia

As virulent, drug-resistant strains of malaria spread in Asia, governments in the Asia-Pacific region must redouble their efforts to eradicate the disease, amid the growing risk that these new forms will spread to South Asia, China and Africa, according to participants at a regional conference on th...
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18 Feb
2015

Experts: Drug Resistance Thwarts Chances to Eradicate Malaria

Options are running out in the race to eliminate malaria before the parasite responsible for the deadly disease completely outsmarts man's last line of resistance -- an herbal drug known as artemisinin. “There are very few options and indeed there are very few drugs in the pipeline. So, really, we...
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