Tackling the threat of drug-resistant malaria

Tackling the threat of drug-resistant malaria


In the past 15 years, we’ve seen huge progress against malaria and it’s important to remember that it’s a fight we’re still winning. Most people with malaria can be treated with the drugs we have available today. Despite this progress, we’re starting to see drug-resistant malaria in places like Southeast Asia. Think of it like a strategic front in the war on malaria. One that if we don’t tackle now could become a bigger threat later on. No one way will achieve this, but a new
generation of antimalarial medicines that work against resistant
organisms are essential to fight off this new threat. At the same time, we must make sure that people have access to the treatments available today, and ensure that doctors, healthcare workers and
patients worldwide know how to use them.

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