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Burma's other silent struggle: malaria

30 July 2015

A study published in The Lancet this past April showed that drug-resistant malaria has spread throughout Myanmar, but very few are talking about it, says Cameron Conaway.

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WHO calls for strengthening P. vivax malaria elimination strategy

29 July 2015

The World Health Organization calls for bolstering efforts for malaria control and elimination by targeting malarial parasites believed to be less fatal, but now causing high disease burden. “Our efforts so far focused on the most deadly P. falciparum malaria. We need to now broaden our strategy to include targeted interventions for P. vivax malaria, which is contributing to a large proportion of global malaria burden, mainly in the WHO South-East Asia Region,” Dr Poonam Khetrapal Singh, Regional Director.

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The Woman Determined to End Drug-Resistant Malaria

15 July 2015

Malaria is bad enough. It kills nearly 600,000 people each year and brings potentially booming economies to a grinding halt. But drug-resistant malaria, with its likelihood of spreading and thereby perhaps multiplying its current death toll, has the tropical medicine world in crisis mode. Then there's Dr. Sara Canavati, in Cambodia, where the resistance was first reported, somehow smiling in the midst of it all.

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China on track to eradicate malaria by 2020

11 July 2015

China, along with Cambodia and Vietnam, is set to eliminate malaria by 2020, while other countries of the Greater Mekong region are expected to eradicate the disease by 2025.

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Action and Investment to Defeat Malaria 2016–2030 (AIM)

10 July 2015

Developed by the Roll Back Malaria Partnership, Action and Investment to Defeat Malaria 2016–2030 (AIM) is a clarion call and a guide for collective action for all those engaged in the fight against malaria. The result of an extensive consultative process, AIM complements the WHO Global Technical Strategy for Malaria 2016–2030 by positioning malaria in the wider development agenda. It illustrates how reducing and eliminating malaria creates healthier, more equitable and prosperous societies, and promotes a broadly inclusive and multisectoral response.

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