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 major public health issue. In this episode, we will 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.

Guest:

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

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