The Fight Against Malaria

The quality of antimalarial drugs are affected by poor storage, manufacturing standards and age, undermining their efficacy against malaria parasites.

Treating a malaria patient: Laboratory evidence is showing signs that resistant strains of malaria is developing that seems to affect visitors to Africa worse but it seems that locals still respond well to treatment.

  • Rwanda:  Liberalizing Import of Malaria Drugs Without Strict Rules Is Suicidal

    Rwanda Focus, 28 May 2012

    A new study by researchers from Fogarty International Center at the National Institutes of Health in the United States of America has revealed that a third of antimalarial drugs in ... read more »

  • Kenya:  No Malaria Drug Resistance

    The Star, 24 May 2012

    Researchers have not identified any cases of antimalaria drug resistance in Africa. The scientists meeting in Nairobi said recent reports of resistance to the most effective ... read more »

  • Kenya:  Malaria Tablets' Price Up in Teso, Bungoma

    The Star, 25 May 2012

    RESIDENTS of Bungoma and Teso have appealed to the government to intervene and avert the subsidised AL malaria tablets crisis. Two weeks after the 24-packet tablets disappeared ... read more »

  • Africa:  Malaria and HIV Are Global Health Problems So Let's Prioritize Them

    New Vision, 23 May 2012

    Recently Uganda participated in the world malaria day annual event and we were able share our experiences, learn from each other's experiences and support each other's efforts in ... read more »

  • Africa:  From Malaria Research Results to Policy

    UN Integrated Regional Information Networks, 23 May 2012

    No matter how compelling, medical research has historically not guaranteed swift regulatory approval, but researchers are finding ways to speed up translation of their conclusions ... read more »

  • Rwanda:  Queries Over Malaria Drugs

    The New Times, 23 May 2012

    A new medical survey has come up with disturbing a revelation; more than a third of malaria medicines on the market are fake, dealing a serious blow to international efforts to ... read more »