The warning lights are on for malaria medicines in Africa

Reports of sporadic resistance to modern malaria drugs have begun appearing in recent years, and are now confirmed in Rwanda and Uganda. The Conversation Africa's Ina Skosana asked infectious diseases experts Deus Ishengoma ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Researchers detect malaria resistant to key drug in Africa

Scientists have found evidence of a resistant form of malaria in Uganda, a worrying sign that the top drug used against the parasitic disease could ultimately be rendered useless without more action to stop its spread.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Child malaria deaths 'slashed by rainy season regimen'

Giving antimalarial medicines to children monthly during the rainy season cut malaria deaths in children by 42 percent, making a case for wide implementation in malaria-endemic African regions, a study found.

Medical research

Discovery could lead to new malaria treatments

A study led by researchers at The Australian National University (ANU) could lead to new treatments for combating drug-resistant malaria, as well as boost existing drugs.

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