Latest Artemisinin Stories
Approximately 350 million to 500 million cases of malaria are diagnosed each year mostly in sub-Saharan Africa. While medications to prevent and treat malaria do exist, the demand for new treatments is on the rise, in part, because malaria parasites have developed a resistance to existing medications.
A new study, carried out in primary care units in Zanzibar and published in this week's issue of PLoS Medicine, evaluates the impact of rapid malaria tests on prescribing practice and clinical outcomes.
A surprising 66 percent drop in the death rate as a result of malaria has been witnessed in Zambia since the year 2000, making the country a leader in treatment for Africans, the World Health Organization reported on Thursday.
WASHINGTON, April 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The United States, through the President's Malaria Initiative (PMI), has helped 15 high burden countries in Africa to dramatically scale up highly effective malaria prevention and treatment interventions, according to the PMI third annual malaria report released today.
A disease once thought to be somewhat under control with the use of prescription drugs is emerging at the Thai-Cambodian border as drug resistant.
Advances in biotechnology are laying the groundwork for a huge boom as it becomes more largely applied in fields of healthcare and alternative fuel production.
The afflictions of impoverished Cambodia can be seen in the nationâ€™s western corner: girls for hire standing outside restaurants, uneven dirt roads dotted with signs that warn â€œDanger Mines!â€
ROME, January 16 /PRNewswire/ -- The results of two new large scale trials show that the combination of dihydroartemisinin and piperaquine (DHA+PQP) not only is effective against uncomplicated malaria in a way which is comparable to other artemisinin-based combination therapies (ACTs), but it also protects patients against new infections for at least two months after treatment.
WASHINGTON, Dec. 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Population Services International (PSI) is launching a new comprehensive project that could dramatically reduce the number of African children dying every year from malaria.
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