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Vietnam continues fight against its greatest war-era enemy

16 February 2017

Researchers call for a regional solution to the threat of drug-resistant malaria in the region. A team of researchers announced that the dominant strain of deadly malaria in Southeast Asia has developed resistance to the world’s first line of defense against the disease.

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Why combating malaria drug resistant needs to be high priority for developing nations?

08 February 2017

Over the past 15 years the number of annual deaths due to malaria has plummeted by about 400,000, according to the WHO. Scientists also estimate that more than 660 million cases of the disease were averted thanks to scaling up of prevention and treatment.

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Partnership agreement signed to accelerate the elimination of malaria across Asia Pacific

01 February 2017

Singapore 1 February - The Asia Pacific Leaders Malaria Alliance (APLMA) and Malaria No More, Japan (MNMJ) today announced the formal signing of a MOU with the goal of accelerating the elimination of malaria across the Asia-Pacific region.

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INDIA OPEN TO ADOPTING GENOMICS IN TACKLING MALARIA.

31 January 2017

Pointing out that genomics can play a bigger role in handling vector-borne diseases, particularly Malaria, Soumya Swaminathan, Director General, Indian Council of Medical Research said that India was open to adopting genomics, which can lead to genetic modification of parasite-carrying mosquitoes, in its fight against malaria.

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MALARIA INFECTION DEPENDS ON NUMBER OF PARASITES, NOT NUMBER OF MOSQUITO BITES

17 January 2017

For the first time, researchers have shown that the number of parasites each mosquito carries influences the chance of successful malaria infection.

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