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

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.

Friday, 25 October, 2013, 5:33pm

Short Sport, March 3, 2013

Golf officials denied rumours of a malaria outbreak on the LPGA Tour yesterday after Natalie Gulbis and Pak Se-ri pulled out of the HSBC Women's Champions in Singapore due to illness and staff members also fell sick.

3 Mar 2013 - 4:00am

The parasite strikes back

There were about 216 million cases of malaria last year and an estimated 655,000 deaths in 2010 according to the World Malaria Report 2011. Most deaths occur among children in Africa where a child dies every minute from malaria. Resistance to treatment adds to these statistics.

6 Nov 2012 - 11:21am

Experts warn of drug-resistant malaria threat

Drug-resistant malaria is spreading in Asia, experts warned, as a high-level conference opened yesterday with the aim of hammering out an action plan to strengthen the region's response.

1 Nov 2012 - 3:04am

Asia battles drug-resistant malaria

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 to strengthen the region’s response.

31 Oct 2012 - 9:13pm

Briefs, September 28, 2012

Cult leader hanged for six murders

28 Sep 2012 - 3:51am

Medecins sans Frontieres seeks China's help on Africa malaria cure

One of the world's leading medical NGOs is in talks with Chinese scientists and researchers to develop a malaria treatment suitable for Africa, as well as other places.

26 Aug 2012 - 4:59am


It may not seem to have a nose, but a mosquito has an extraordinary sense of smell, which gives it the uncanny ability to find and bite us.

17 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Cheap malaria drug hope for millions

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, with the potential to benefit hundreds of millions of patients, especially those in Africa.

14 Jul 2012 - 12:00am