Episode Summary


Malaria continues to be a major "killer" in the developing world affecting the most vulnerable populations, with more than 500,000 deaths per year. Emergence of resistance to antimalarial drugs is a major public health issue. In this episode, we discuss the latest information on this rapidly evolving field with one of the foremost experts in the field.

Topics Discussed:

  • The main factors leading to malaria resistance.
  • The main genetic mechanism of resistance to antimalarials.
  • Future approaches for the prevention of resistance in Plasmodium spp.


  • Professor Sir Nicholas White. Professor of Tropical Medicine at Oxford University and Mahidol University in Thailand.

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