TITLE

WHO to develop plan to curb artemisinin resistance

AUTHOR(S)
Burr, William
PUB. DATE
February 2011
SOURCE
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;2/8/2011, Vol. 183 Issue 2, pE81
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article focuses on the Global Plan for Artemisinin Resistance Containment of the World Health Organization (WHO). The World Malaria Report 2010 suggests that advances against malaria disease is dependent on artemisinin-based combination therapies (ACTs) since it is the only treatment option available for the disease. Brian Ward of the Centre for the Study of Host Resistance in Quebec says that political and civic unrest pose a hindrance to further the reduction of malaria cases.
ACCESSION #
58645011

 

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