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  1. News - Asia - HEALTH

    Asia battles drug-resistant malaria

    Posted Oct 31st 2012, 03:08pm by Agence France-Presse in Sydney

    ... Agence France-Presse in Sydney Drug-resistant malaria is spreading in Asia, experts warned as a high-level conference opened on Wednesday with the aim of hammering out an action plan ... worldwide,” he said ahead of “Malaria this year: Saving Lives in the Asia-Pacific” in Sydney. “I think we’ve undoubtedly slowed it down, the international efforts have undoubtedly had a positive ...

  2. News - Asia - DISEASE

    Drug-resistant malaria parasites in SE Asia threaten fight against disease

    Posted Aug 01st 2014, 12:36am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Paris Worry at spread of drug-resistant malaria parasites Drug-resistant malaria parasites are now firmly established in border regions in four Southeast Asian countries, imperilling global efforts to control the disease, experts warned. Blood samples taken from 1,241 malaria patients found that parasites which are resistant to the frontline drug ...

  3. News - World

    US$450m needed to tackle ‘grave’ malaria threat says WHO

    Posted Oct 25th 2013, 12:16pm by Agence France-Presse

    ... Agence France-Presse in Manila Hundreds of millions of dollars are needed to stop a deadly form of drug-resistant malaria jumping from Southeast Asia to the rest of the world, the World Health Organisation (WHO) said on Thursday. Resistance to the anti-malaria drug artemisinin has now been detected in Myanmar and Vietnam, the WHO said, five years after it warned that the drug ...

  4. News - World - SCIENCE

    British scientists modify mosquitoes to breed mostly males, in fight against malaria

    Posted Jun 11th 2014, 09:28pm by GDN

    ... could wipe out malaria Scientists have hailed the genetic modification of mosquitoes that could crash the insect's populations as a "quantum leap" that will make a substantial and important contribution to eradicating malaria. Previous efforts to tackle the disease, which kills more than a million people each year- most of whom are African children- have included bed nets ...

  5. Award for malaria drug discovery reignites row

    Posted Sep 25th 2011, 12:00am

    ... traditionally been used to fight malaria. She refined the extraction process, eliminating the use of boiling water and instead using ether, and began a search for the active ingredient. 'Tu pioneered a new approach to malaria treatment that has benefited hundreds of millions of people and promises to benefit many times more,' wrote Evelyn Strauss of the Lasker Foundation ...

  6. News - World - HEALTH

    Early promise for malaria vaccine that mimics bites

    Posted Aug 09th 2013, 09:02am by Agence France-Presse in Washington

    ... Agence France-Presse in Washington A new kind of malaria vaccine that mimics the effect of mosquito bites has shown early promise by offering 100 per cent protection to a dozen human volunteers, researchers said on Thursday. The experimental vaccine, called PfSPZ and produced by the Maryland-based company Sanaria, contains live malaria parasites collected through a painstaking ...

  7. Africa's malaria miracle growing in the wilds of Yunnan

    Posted Jul 22nd 2005, 12:00am by Mary Lloyd

    ... pharmaceutical group, for use in a new anti-malarial treatment. What sets this drug apart from others used against malaria is not just its ability to kill the parasite that causes the disease extremely ... malaria remedy are hard to exaggerate. The mosquito-borne disease kills more than 350 Africans a day and strikes down countless others with unbearable fevers that prevent them from working, ...

  8. Magazines - Post Magazine

    Combat zone: the fight against malaria in Cambodia

    Posted Feb 22nd 2014, 11:38pm by Kit Gillet

    ... Kit Gillet For decades, a province in western Cambodia has been ground zero for drug-resistant strains of malaria. Now, a number of organisations are hoping to end the disease's ... Meoun Naem waits to be given a second dose of drugs. He's sweating and the whites of his eyes have a yellow hue, a legacy of earlier bouts of malaria; Meoun Naem estimates ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Fighting malaria requires the same forces that brought about prosperity

    Posted Nov 02nd 2013, 12:34am by WOOCHONG UM

    ... Woochong Um Woochong Um says only a concerted regional effort can fight the disease Defeating malaria requires more than medical solutions When the powerful antimicrobial medicine quinine ... of the little-understood affliction called malaria. The bitter powder was later mixed with sweet water to form tonic and topped off with gin. The quinine-laced gin and tonic cocktail was seen by some as a miracle ...

  10. Cheap malaria drug hope for millions

    Posted Jul 14th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Alice Yan ting.yan@scmp.com A team of Shanghai-based scientists say they have discovered a novel method of developing anti-malaria drugs far more cheaply and on a much larger scale, ... therapies as the most effective treatment for malaria. However, drugs made of artemisinin are very expensive because the supply of sweet wormwood, a herbal plant grown widely in China and several ...




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