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Myanmar factions find common cause in fighting malaria

04 August 2015

Setting aside decades of animosity and suspicion, senior Myanmar government and military officials have held unprecedented discussions with representatives of the main opposition party and ethnic minorities in Washington on fighting a common enemy — malaria.

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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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